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
Hazard:
The glass vases can break or fracture when a consumer picks them up, posing a laceration hazard.
Remedy:
Refund
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 Report an Incident Involving this Product

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

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.

 
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.

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