September 19, 2006
Drinking Glasses Sold by QVC Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Therma Drinking Glasses
Units: About 2,200 sets of four glasses
Retailer: QVC Inc., of West Chester, Pa.
Distributor: Stafford Worldwide Marketing, of Northvale, N.J.
Hazard: The inner walls of the double-walled glasses can break during use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: QVC has received 11 reports of incidents in which the glasses broke during use. Two consumers reported receiving lacerations to the hand.
Description: The products are sets of four 8 oz. and 13 oz. double-walled glasses.
Sold by: QVC through television, its Web page and its toll-free number from June 2006 through July 2006 for $28 for the 8 oz. glasses and $30 for the 13 oz. glasses, plus about $5 shipping and handling.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the glasses immediately. QVC has notified each customer by telephone and mail to stop using the glasses and to dispose of them safely. QVC will refund the purchase price of the glasses to each purchaser who returns a postage pre-paid acknowledgement that they have disposed of the glasses as instructed.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call QVC at (800) 367-9444 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET any day, or visit QVC's Web site at www.qvc.com
8 oz. 13 oz.
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