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Michaels Stores Recalls Ashland Brand Glass Vase Due to Laceration Hazard

Note: Health Canada's press release is available here.

Name of Product:
Ashland™ Glass Vase
Hazard:
The glass vases can break or fracture when a consumer picks them up, posing a laceration hazard.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
November 15, 2011
Units:
About 28,000 in the U.S. and 1,800 in Canada
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Michaels at (800) 642-4235 Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT or visit the firm's website at www.michaels.com

Recall Details

Description:

The vase is rectangular and made of clear glass. It is 12 inches tall, 8 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep. The SKU number "425827" and UPC number "6-927619-661665" are printed on a label on the bottom of the vase.

Remedy:

Consumers should stop using the vase and return it to a Michaels Arts & Crafts store for a full refund. To avoid the risk of breakage and possible injury, handle the vase with care.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received four reports of the vase shattering, causing lacerations to the hands for all four. One person had surgery, two got stitches.

Sold Exclusively At:
Michaels Arts & Crafts Stores from January 2008 through October 2011 for about $20.
Distributor(s):
Michaels Stores Inc. of Irving, Tex.
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
12-040
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