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Pier 1 Imports recalls Glass Knobs

Starting date:
November 2, 2016
Posting date:
November 2, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-60818

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

Affected products

Basic Glass, Kira Glass and Facets Glass Knobs

Product description

This recall involves the Pier 1 Imports Basic Glass Knobs (sold in clear, teal, pink and green), Kira Glass Knobs (sold in aquamarine, champagne and silver) and Facets Glass Knob (clear).  The knobs are made from glass and affixed to a threaded stem.  This recall does not include any other decorative knobs sold by Pier 1 Imports.

The following glass knobs are included in the recall:
Collection Colour Product Number
Basic Glass Knobs Clear 2563975
Teal 2566680
Pink 2566693
Green 2566702
Kira Glass Knobs Aquamarine 2845082
Champagne 2845095
Silver 2845117
Facets Glass Knobs Clear 2912640

Hazard identified

The glass knobs can break when over tightened or when pressure is applied, exposing a sharp edge, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

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

Pier 1 Imports has received 7 reports of injuries in the United States caused by the glass knobs breaking either during installation or while in use.

Number sold

Approximately 17,746 of the recalled glass knobs were sold in Canada exclusively at Pier 1 Import stores.  Approximately 119,666 of the recalled glass knobs were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from September 2011 through October 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in India.

Companies

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

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the glass knobs and return them to any Pier 1 Imports store for a full refund or merchandise credit.

For more information consumers, can contact Pier 1 Imports toll free at 1-855-513-5140 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Saturday or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST Sunday or visit the company's 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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.