The Indiana Women, Infants and Children program is telling clients to immediately discard educational plates the organization has been distributing since June.
Indiana WIC has had two reports of the plates catching fire in the microwave, even though they are labeled as microwave safe, according to an announcement from the Indiana State Department of Health. While not all of the plates are a safety hazard, the defective plates contain aluminum.
About 8,600 plates were sent to more than three dozen Indiana WIC agencies, the announcement said. The plates, which are divided into food groups for nutritional education purposes, have cartoonish drawings of fruits and veggies.
No injuries have been reported, and Indiana WIC immediately stopped distributing the plates following the complaints, which were reported Thursday.