Pier 1 Imports Recalls Hanging Glass Star Lantern

Starting date:
April 17, 2014
Posting date:
April 17, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-39109

Joint Recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Pier 1 Imports

Affected products

Hanging Glass Star Lantern

Product description

This recall includes all glass hanging star lanterns sold individually. The lanterns were sold in amber (SKU 2717349), clear (SKU 2717351) and red (SKU 2724169). The SKU number is printed on the hang tag attached to the lantern. The lantern is a three-dimension star-shape made of gold-toned metal and glass. The lantern measures 18 centimetres (7 inches) wide by 18 centimetres (7 inches) deep by 18 centimetres (7 inches) in height. A metal tea light cup sits inside the metal and glass star.

Hazard identified

The solder could potentially melt due to heat from a tealight. This can cause the lantern to break, posing a fire hazard.

Pier 1 Imports has received four reports of solder melting in the United States and one in Canada. No injuries have been reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 550 units were sold in Canada and 10,775 units sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold at Pier 1 Imports stores in Canada and the United States from August 1, 2013 to February 12, 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in India.

Companies

Importer
Pier 1 Imports (U.S.), Inc.
Fort Worth
Texas
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled tealight lanterns immediately and return them to the nearest Pier 1 Imports Inc. store for a full refund or merchandise credit.

For more information, consumers may contact Pier 1 Imports Inc. by telephone at 1-800-245-4595 between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the Pier 1 Imports website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.