Libbey Glass Recalls Cocktail Glasses Due to Laceration Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–December 19, 2013.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: December 18, 2013
Recall number: 14-065

  • Libbey Cocktail Glass
    Libbey Cocktail Glass

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Bristol Valley Cocktail Glasses with Sheer Rim

Hazard:  The glasses can break unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard.

Consumer Contact:  Libbey Glass at (800) 982-7063 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.libbey.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 218,000

Description:  This recall involves Bristol Valley, model 8555SR, cocktail glasses with sheer rims. The glasses are made of clear, colorless glass in a 7.75 ounce cocktail design with a thin rim. The glasses measure about 6¼ inches high, 3¼ inches wide at the base, and 4¼ inches wide at the top. They were sold individually and in 24-piece cartons for commercial users.

Incidents/Injuries:  Libbey has received 16 reports from commercial customers of glasses breaking, including one report of a minor laceration to a restaurant patron when the glass broke during use. 

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled glasses and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.  Commercial customers should contact Libbey Glass Inc. to arrange for destruction of the product and receipt of a credit, refund or replacement.

Sold through:  Commercial customers for use in foodservice establishments, at the Libbey Outlet Store in Shreveport, Louisiana and at various independent liquor stores nationwide from January 2013 through November 2013 for between $1 and $4 per glass. 

Importer:  Libbey Glass Inc., of Toledo, Ohio

Manufactured in:  United States

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