Michaels Stores Recalls Ashland Brand Glass Vase Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–November 15, 2011.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Ashland™ Glass Vase

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

Distributor: Michaels Stores Inc. of Irving, Tex.

Hazard: The glass vases can break or fracture when a consumer picks them up, posing a laceration hazard.

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.

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.

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

Manufactured in: China

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.

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

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1454

Picture of recalled glass vase

Top view of recalled glass vase

Picture of recalled glass vase label

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov