Bubble Knobs Recalled by Cost Plus Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Cost Plus World Market and World Market Stores
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Glass Bubble Knobs
Hazard: The knobs can break and expose sharp pieces of glass, posing a risk of laceration to the consumer.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the glass knobs and return them to any Cost Plus World Market or World Market store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Cost Plus Management Services Inc. toll-free at (877) 967-5362 from 7 a.m. to midnight ET daily or online at www.worldmarket.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.
To see photos of the recalled products, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Bubble-Knobs-Recalled-By-Cost-Plus/
Units: About 251,400
Description: This recall involves glass bubble knobs used on cabinet doors and drawers. The knobs were sold in two sizes and six colors including: blue, amethyst, pink, green, smoke and clear. The larger knobs are about 1.25 inches in diameter. The smaller knobs are about .75 inches in diameter. The glass knobs are attached to bronze-colored hardware.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of broken knobs resulting in five reports of hand and/or finger lacerations.
Sold exclusively at: Cost Plus World Market and World Market stores nationwide from October 2010 to April 2014 for between $2 and $4.
Distributor: Cost Plus Management Services Inc., of Oakland, Calif.
Manufactured in: India
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