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Pier 1 Imports announces glass knob recall following reports of injury; 140K affected

Pier 1 Imports, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a recall of nearly 140,000 glass knobs that may break during use. If the defective glass knob did break, the user would be at risk of laceration due to the broken glass. The recalled glass knobs commonly used with the company’s dressers, cabinets and small drawers were known under three different model names: Basic, Kira and Facets. Each of the glass knobs features a metal stem affixed to one side and was sold in one of seven colors: clear, teal, pink, green, aquamarine, champagne and ... Read More

Pellet stove recall announced due to laceration hazard; minor injury reported

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 2,000 Smartstove freestanding pellet stoves are now under recall by the manufacturer, England’s Stove Works. The recalled pellet stoves have a tendency to allow smoke to build up within the firebox and cause ash accumulation, which may then cause the door’s glass to break. The broken glass poses a laceration hazard to unsuspecting consumers. The pellet stove recall includes Smartstove freestanding pellet stoves with a black satin finish measuring nearly 36 inches high by 24 ½ inches wide by 24 inches deep. The pellet stove can be identified by its arched glass ... Read More

MVP Group announces glass jar candle recall after reports of lacerations, stitches

Nearly 720,000 glass jar candles with lids are now under recall by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the MVP Group. The glass jar candle recall comes after the two parties learned the candle’s glass lid could break in the process of being opened, putting consumers at risk of lacerations. According to the glass jar candle recall notice, the candles weigh about 18 oz. and feature glass lids on top. The following chart organizes which candles are included in the recall, as well as at which store they were sold, the brand and the scent or color: Store ... Read More

PetSmart fish bowl recall expansion announced after continued reports of lacerations requiring stitches, surgery

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), popular pet supplies retailer PetSmart has announced a recall expansion of a previous fish bowl recall from last year, adding more than 81,000 products to the already 10,200 previously recalled fish bowls. The recalled fish bowls are still causing consumers lacerations due to the fragile nature of the glass. The PetSmart fish bowl recall expansion encompasses more than 81,000 1.75 gallon glass fish bowls shaped similarly to a brandy snifter. Sold under the brand names “Grreat Choice” or “Top Fin,” the recalled fish bowls have SKU number 5140161 and UPC code ... Read More

SharkNinja announces 1.1 million Ninja Blender recall after lacerations continue to be reported

After receiving 53 reports of lacerations, SharkNinja and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced a recall of more than a million Ninja® BL660 series professional blenders. The recalled blenders are believed to have inadequate instructions for handling due to consumers pouring or inverting the pitcher after removing the lid, despite the loose stacked blade assembly still being inside the pitcher. According to the CPSC, the Ninja Blender recall encompasses 12 different models of professional blenders all starting with BL 660. To find the model number, check beside the rating label molded beneath the motor base. The following ... Read More

Calphalon announces pizza cutter recall after reports of lacerations, stitches

Calphalon, a cookware and accessories company founded in 1963, has announced nearly 328,000 pizza wheel pizza cutters are now under recall due to a laceration hazard. The pizza cutter recall is linked to the cutter’s handle, which may detach during use and cut the consumer’s hand. The recalled pizza cutters consist of a circular metal blade, measuring about 3 ½ inches in diameter, which is connected to a gray hand guard with a black handle attached. The top of the black handle is embossed with the “Calphalon” logo. The recalled pizza cutter’s packaging should have one of three model numbers:  ... Read More

More than 250,000 Glass Bubble Knobs being recalled by Cost Plus World Market and World Market

Nearly 251,400 Glass Bubble Knobs are now under recall by Cost Plus World Market and World Market stores due to their issues with breaking and exposing sharp glass, posing a risk of laceration to consumers. The recalled glass bubble knobs may be used on both cabinet doors and drawers. Offered in the colors blue, pink, green, amethyst, smoke and clear, the glass bubble knobs were sold in two sizes – one at about 1.25 inches in diameter and the other at about .75 inches in diameter. Attached to the glass knobs are bronze-colored hardware. Cost Plus Management Services has received five ... Read More

PetSmart recalls glass fish bowls after consumers report lacerations requiring stitches, surgery

PetSmart, the American pet supplies and services chain, has announced a recall of more than 10,000 glass fish bowls. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the fish bowls have a tendency to shatter or break during day-to-day handling, posing a laceration hazard to its unaware consumers. Shaped like a brandy snifter, the 1.75 gallon glass fish bowls were sold under the Great Choice or Top Fin brand names. Each fish bowl should come with SKU numbers 5140161 and UPC code 737257187092 located on a sticker on the bottom of the recalled fish bowl. PetSmart has been informed of ... Read More

IKEA adds more junior beds to earlier recall after child receives laceration

Approximately 3,500 IKEA junior beds have been added to a previous recall issued in August 2013 of around 22,000 junior beds after reports of a laceration hazard from a faulty metal rod. The metal rod, which connects to the guard rail of the bed frame, can break in use, causing the laceration hazard. The recalled KRITTER and SNIGLAR model junior beds have one side with a guard rail. Both beds measure roughly 65 inches long by 30 inches wide with a 22- to 26-inch-high headboard. The pine wood KRITTER beds display animal cut-outs, including a dog and a cat on ... Read More

Home playground tube slides recalled after reports of children being injured

A recall of around 10,800 Tornado brand home playground tube slides with portholes have been announced by Solowave and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The issue lies in the slide’s portholes which can break during use, thus posing a laceration hazard to the children playing on the slide. The recalled green tube slides measure about six or seven feet long and have three or five porthole-style plastic windows along the tube of the slides. Play systems including Solowave’s Centennial, Centennial II, Lexington, Rocky Mountain Deluxe and Sheridan were sold with the slides, but were also sold separately. The outside ... Read More