Note: Health Canada's press release is available here.

Michaels Stores Recalls Ashland Brand Glass Vase Due to Laceration Hazard

CPSC 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.

Recall date: November 15, 2011
Recall number: 12040
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Ashland™ Glass Vase


The glass vases can break or fracture when a consumer picks them up, posing a laceration hazard.

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

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details


About 28,000 in the U.S. and 1,800 in Canada


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.


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.


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.

Sold exclusively at

Michaels Arts & Crafts Stores from January 2008 through October 2011 for about $20.


Michaels Stores Inc. of Irving, Tex.

Manufactured in