|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 642-4235
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
Michaels Stores Recalls Ashland Brand Glass Vase Due to Laceration Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Ashland™ Glass Vase
Units: About 28,000 in the U.S. and 1,800 in Canada
Distributor: Michaels Stores Inc. of Irving, Tex.
Hazard: The glass vases can break or fracture when a consumer picks them up, posing a laceration hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the vase shattering, causing lacerations to the hands for all four. One person had surgery, two got stitches.
Description: The vase is rectangular and made of clear glass. It is 12 inches tall, 8 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep. The SKU number "425827" and UPC number "6-927619-661665" are printed on a label on the bottom of the vase.
Sold exclusively at: Michaels Arts & Crafts Stores from January 2008 through October 2011 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the vase and return it to a Michaels Arts & Crafts store for a full refund. To avoid the risk of breakage and possible injury, handle the vase with care.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Michaels at (800) 642-4235 Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT or visit the firm's website at www.michaels.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1454
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