|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 967-5362
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Cost Plus Inc. Recalls Tea Glasses Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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: Moroccan tea glasses
Units: About 14,000
Distributor: Cost Plus Inc., of Oakland, Calif.
Hazard: The Moroccan tea glasses contain excessive levels of lead in the exterior coloring. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled Moroccan tea glasses were sold in 7-ounce and 11.25-ounce sizes. The glasses have an etched graphic design on the outside of the glass and were sold in assorted colors such as blue, green, and red.
Sold at: Cost Plus/World Market stores nationwide from June 2009 through November 2009 for about $5 for the 7-ounce tea glass and about $6 for the 11.25-ounce tea glass.
Manufactured in: Morocco
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tea glasses for food or beverage and return the glasses to any Cost Plus/World Market store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cost Plus toll-free at (877) 967-5362 between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. ET any day or visit the firm's Web site at www.worldmarket.com
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