|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 451-8217
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
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: Glass Water Bottles
Units: About 42,000 in the United States and 2,200 in Canada
Importer: Crate and Barrel, a division of Euromarket Designs Inc., of Northbrook, Ill.
Hazard: The glass beverage bottles can shatter when the consumer is removing or inserting the stopper, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received seven reports of the recalled water bottles shattering, including four reports of hand lacerations.
Description: This recall involves clear glass water bottles including 22-ounce bottles with SKU number 437-151 and 50-ounce bottles with SKU number 437-169. The SKU numbers are listed on a white bar code label on the bottom of the item
Sold exclusively at: Crate and Barrel stores, Crate and Barrel's catalog and on the Web at www.crateandbarrel.com between December 2008 and February 2010 for between $9 and $17.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the glass water bottles and return them to any Crate and Barrel store for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the recalled water bottles through Crate and Barrel's catalog or on the firm's Web site should contact Crate and Barrel to arrange to return the water bottles for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Crate and Barrel at (800) 451-8217 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.crateandbarrel.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=1005
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