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Pier 1 Imports Recalls Hanging Glass Star Lanterns Due to Fire Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–April 18, 2014. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: April 17, 2014
Recall number: 14-149

 

  • Pier 1 Hanging Glass Star Lanterns (Amber, Red and Clear)
    Pier 1 Hanging Glass Star Lanterns (Amber, Red and Clear)

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Hanging Glass Star Lanterns 

Hazard:  The solder welds on the lantern can melt due to heat from a tea light. This can cause the candle holder to break and expose the flame, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:  Pier 1 Imports at (800) 245-4595 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT or Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT or online at www.Pier1.com and click on the “Product Notes & Recalls” under “Pier 1 Policies” at the bottom of the page for more information. 

Recall Details

In conjunction with Canada

Units:  About 10,800 in U.S. and 550 in Canada

Description:  This recall includes Pier 1 Imports’ hanging glass star lanterns. The lanterns were sold in the following colors and SKU numbers:  amber (SKU 2717349), clear (SKU 2717351) and red (SKU 2724169). The SKU number is printed on a hang tag attached to the lantern. The lantern is a three-dimension star-shape made of gold-toned metal andglass. The lantern measures seven inches wide, seven inches deep and seven inches high. A metal tea light cup sits inside the metal and glass star. 

Incidents/Injuries:  Pier 1 Imports has received five reports of the solder melting on the lanterns, including one report of the lantern falling apart and burning a rug. No injuries have been reported. 

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hanging glass star lanterns and return them to any Pier 1 Imports store for a full refund or a store credit. 

Sold exclusively at:  Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide and online at www.Pier1.com from August 2013 through February 2014 for between $16 and $20. 

Importer:  Pier 1 Imports®, of Fort Worth, Texas 

Manufactured in:  India

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

Source: cpsc.gov

 

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