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CPSC, Gainsborough Hardware Industries Announce Recall Of Porcelain Door Knobs

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Recall Date:
May 30, 1995

Recall Details



May 30, 1995


Release # 95-126

WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, Gainsborough Hardware Industries of Norcross, Ga., is recalling 8,000 Empire Style Metaline 600 Series porcelain door knob sets. The door knobs may crack or break during use resulting in hand lacerations.

Gainsborough has received two reports of laceration injuries to the hand as a result of these door knobs breaking during use.

The door knob sets sold from January 1991 until May 1993 for approximately $10 through 38 hardware and home improvement stores located nationwide. This door knob, which was sold in sets of two, is available in white and ivory and has a gold-colored oval backplate with a rope design around its perimeter. The number 178 appears on the underside of the backplate.

Consumers should return the door knobs to the retailer for a full refund or a replacement door knob.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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