About 167,000 (In addition, about 10,265 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves Prime-Line glass doorknobs sold under the Defender Security, Gate-House and Reliabilt brand names. The doorknobs all utilize fluted glass knobs and were sold in bronze, brass, satin nickel, matte black and chrome finishes. The following model numbers are included in this recall: E 2279; E 2279-L; E 2311; E 2317; E 2328; E 2496; E 2497; E 2536; E 2536-L; E 2537; E 2537-L, E 2750, and E 2797. The model number is printed on the top right side of the packaging.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled doorknobs and contact Prime-Line for instructions on how to receive a full refund.
The firm has received five reports of the recalled doorknobs breaking and causing laceration injuries requiring stitches.
Prime-Line Products LLC, of Redlands, California
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.