Recall: Fantasy Glass Bowls
On 2011-11-03, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Fantasy Glass Bowls due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2010 for about $6 to $7.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Dishes, Drinkware & Flatware category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The glass bowl can break when subjected to sudden temperature changes or impact, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall includes the Fantasy glass bowls sold with a lop-sided shape with one side taller than the other. The bowls are made of clear, colorless glass and were sold in only one size as 8.5 ounces. The bowls measure about 5 3/8 inches in height on the tallest side and about 2 1/4 inches across the base.
This product was also sold to commercial foodservice establishments.
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=1447
Information on where these items sold new+: 48 bowls were sold to consumers at Libbey Outlet stores in Toledo, Ohio and Shreveport, Louisiana from August 2010 through September 2011 for about $6 to $7. Also, 45 bowls were sold to consumers at Home Outfitters in Canada from August 2011 through September 2011 for about $6.
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 immediately stop using the recalled glass bowls. Consumers can return the glass bowls to the point of purchase for a refund.
For additional information, contact Libbey Glass Inc. 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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received one report of a glass bowl breaking while being washed in a commercial dishwasher. No injuries have been reported.
+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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