|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-4595 Prompt #6
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Glass Candle Holders
Units: About 10,000
Manufacturer: Pier 1 Imports, of Fort Worth, Texas
Hazard: The candle holder can unexpectedly break, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been eight reports of the candle holders breaking. No injuries or property damage has been reported.
Description: This recall includes clear, Glass Floater Bowl candle holders. The candleholders measure 3?-inches high, 10? inches in diameter and have a 3-inch diameter base. A sticker on the bottom of the candle holder has model number SKU 2040310 printed on it.
Sold at: Pier 1 Stores nationwide from February 2005 through August 2005 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these candle holders and return them to their nearest Pier 1 store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pier 1 Imports at (800) 245-4595 (Prompt #6) between 9 a.m. and midnight ET Monday through Saturday and between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Sunday. Consumers also can visit the firm's Web site at www.pier1.com
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