The Gerson Company Recalls Glass Vases Due to Laceration Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2010
Release #10-349
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 461-6298
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

The Gerson Company Recalls Glass Vases 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: 20" Glass Vases

Units: About 203,000 in the U.S. and 9,000 in Canada

Importer: The Gerson Company, of Olathe, Kan.

Hazard: The glass vases can break or fracture, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Injuries/Incidents: The firm has received nine reports of the vase shattering, including nine reports of lacerations to the hands.

Description: The recalled vases are made of clear glass and stand about 4" wide x 20" tall. The SKU# 405334 and UPC: 0-37916-88960-3 are printed on a label on the bottom of the vase.

Sold at: Michael's stores nationwide and in Canada from July 2006 through March 2010 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled vase and discard them immediately. Contact the firm for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gerson toll-free at (877) 461-6298 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.gersoncompany.com or email to recall@gersoncompany.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=1168

Recalled glass vase