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

Recall date: November 15, 2011
Recall number: 12-040

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Ashland™ Glass Vase
The glass vases can break or fracture when a consumer picks them up, posing a laceration hazard.
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

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

About 28,000 in the U.S. and 1,800 in Canada

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.


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.


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.

Sold Exclusively At:

Michaels Arts & Crafts Stores from January 2008 through October 2011 for about $20.


Michaels Stores Inc. of Irving, Tex.

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