WASHINGTON, April 17, 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: Hanging Glass Star Lanterns
Hazard: The solder welds on the lantern can melt due to heat from a tea light. This can cause the candle holder to break and expose the flame, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: Pier 1 Imports at (800) 245-4595 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT or Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT or online at www.Pier1.com and click on the "Product Notes & Recalls" under "Pier 1 Policies" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Pier-1-Imports-Recalls-Hanging-Glass-Star-Lanterns/
Units: About 10,800 in U.S. and 550 in Canada
Description: This recall includes Pier 1 Imports' hanging glass star lanterns. The lanterns were sold in the following colors and SKU numbers: amber (SKU 2717349), clear (SKU 2717351) and red (SKU 2724169). The SKU number is printed on a hang tag attached to the lantern. The lantern is a three-dimension star-shape made of gold-toned metal and glass. The lantern measures seven inches wide, seven inches deep and seven inches high. A metal tea light cup sits inside the metal and glass star.
Incidents/Injuries: Pier 1 Imports has received five reports of the solder melting on the lanterns, including one report of the lantern falling apart and burning a rug. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hanging glass star lanterns and return them to any Pier 1 Imports store for a full refund or a store credit.
Sold exclusively at: Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide and online at www.Pier1.com from August 2013 through February 2014 for between $16 and $20.
Importer: Pier 1 Imports®, of Fort Worth, Texas
Manufactured in: India
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission