Name of Product: Glass knobs
Hazard: The glass knobs can break while in use, posing a risk of laceration to users from broken glass pieces.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled glass knobs and return them to any Pier 1 Imports store for a full refund or merchandise credit.
Consumer Contact: Pier 1 Imports toll-free at 855-513-5140 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Saturday or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Sunday, or online at www.pier1.com and click on "Product Notes & Recalls" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 140,000 units in the U.S. (in addition, about 17,600 units sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves Pier 1 Imports Basic, Kira and Facets glass knobs commonly used with dressers, cabinets and small drawers. The glass knobs have a metal stem affixed to one side and were sold in seven colors: clear, teal, pink, green, aquamarine, champagne and silver. No other decorative knobs are included in this recall.
Incidents/Injuries: Pier 1 Imports has received seven reports of injuries as a result of glass knobs breaking during installation or while in use.
Sold Exclusively at: Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide and online at www.pier1.com from September 2011 through October 2016 for between $6 and $7.
Importer: Pier 1 Imports, of Fort Worth, Texas
Manufactured in: India
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/60818r-eng.php
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