Recall: Ashland Rectangular Glass Vase
On 2011-11-15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Ashland Rectangular Glass Vase due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2008 for about $20.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Michaels glass vase recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Vases category in 2011.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 642-4235
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What is the problem?
The glass vases can break or fracture when a consumer picks them up, posing a laceration hazard.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
This item was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1454
These items were sold new+ at Michaels Arts & Crafts Stores from January 2008 through October 2011 for about $20.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.