Consumer product recall

Pier 1 Imports recalls glass knobs

Starting date:
March 1, 2017
Posting date:
March 1, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-62282

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

Affected products

Glass Knobs

Product description

This recall involves the Pier 1 Imports Glass Knobs manufactured by Dileep Industries, Goel Exports and Glasscraft Exports.  The knobs are made from glass and affixed to a threaded stem.  This recall does not include any other non-glass decorative knobs sold by Pier 1 Imports.

 

The following glass knobs are included in the recall:
Description Product Number
S/4 Blush Flower Knob 2475265
Clear Flower Knob 2496089
Andreas Clear Knob 2845132
Clear Swirl Pull 2496981
Oval Multi Colour Knob 2560103
Blue Beaded Orb Knob 2560235
Gwen Silver Knob 2729657
Gwen Aquamarine Knob 2845054
Gwen Champagne Knob 2845067
Primrose Blush Knob 2845120
S/4 Green Knob 2475278
Bubble Clear Knob 2845145
Bubble Ocean Knob 2845158
Fluted Blue Knob 2912126
Chantal Clear Knob 2912702
Round Fluted Knob 3047307
Round Blue Knob 3047350
Diamond Facet Knob 3049936
Angela Knob 3131997
Angela Ball Knob 3132004
Large Clear Knob 2560094
Amethyst Knob 2560157
Onyx Embossed Knob 2560222
Clear Diamond Pull 2496994
Stepped Knob 2561872
Green Knob 2561860

 

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.

As of February 13, 2017, the company has received no report of the glass knobs breaking in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 6 reports of glass knobs breaking including 2 laceration injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 41,000 of the recalled glass knobs were sold in Canada exclusively at Pier 1 Imports stores.  Approximately 363,000 of the recalled glass knobs were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from August 2010 through February 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in India.

Companies

Distributor

Pier 1 Imports (U.S.), Inc.

Fort Worth

Texas

UNITED STATES

Manufacturer

Dileep Industries Pvt Ltd.

INDIA

Manufacturer

Goel Exports

INDIA

Manufacturer

Glasscraft Exports

INDIA

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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.