Libbey Glass Recalls Glass Bowls Due to Laceration Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2011
Release #12-034
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 982-7063
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Libbey Glass Recalls Glass Bowls 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: Fantasy glass bowls

Units: About 16,600 in the United States and 2,000 in Canada

Importer/Distributor: Libbey Glass Inc., of Toledo, Ohio

Hazard: The glass bowl can break when subjected to sudden temperature changes or impact, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a glass bowl breaking while being washed in a commercial dishwasher. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall includes the Fantasy glass bowls sold with a lop-sided shape with one side taller than the other. The bowls are made of clear, colorless glass and were sold in only one size as 8.5 ounces. The bowls measure about 5 3/8 inches in height on the tallest side and about 2 1/4 inches across the base.

Sold to: Commercial customers for use in foodservice establishments nationwide from August 2010 through September 2011. In addition, 48 bowls were sold to consumers at Libbey Outlet stores in Toledo, Ohio and Shreveport, Louisiana from August 2010 through September 2011 for about $6 to $7. Also, 45 bowls were sold to consumers at Home Outfitters in Canada from August 2011 through September 2011 for about $6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled glass bowls. Consumers can return the glass bowls to the point of purchase for a refund. Commercial customers should contact Libbey Glass Inc. to arrange for destruction of the product and receipt of a credit or refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Libbey Glass Inc. at (800) 982-7063 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.libbey.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=1447

Picture of recalled glass bowl