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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

Pier 1 Imports announces Swingasan chair and stand recall; more than 20 injuries reported

Popular home furnishings and décor store Pier 1 Imports has announced a recall of about 260,000 Swingasan® chairs and stands. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the suspension hardware used by the chair and stands can break or become unstable during use, thus posing a fall hazard to consumers. The Swingasan chair and stand recall, sold separately, involves a chair made of wrought iron frame covered with woven plastic wicker, which hangs from a steel stand sold in four different colors. The following product descriptions and dimensions (in inches) are included in the Swingasan chair and stand ... Read More

Pier 1 Imports fined $86K following OSHA investigation

Pier 1 Imports distribution centers located in both Fort Worth and Mansfield, Texas, have come under fire by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which fined the company approximately $86,100 for three “serious” safety violations. According to OSHA, the Pier 1 Imports distribution centers were responsible for failing to inspect forklifts, as well as failing to provide proper forklift training to its operators. As a result of the lack of training, one worker suffered an accident involving an electric pallet jack and required hospitalization for injuries sustained in the accident. The investigation into Pier 1’s distribution centers began shortly ... Read More

Pier 1 Imports announces a recall of hanging glass star lanterns in the U.S.

Pier 1 Imports, a popular home furnishings and décor store, has announced a recall of more than 10,000 hanging glass star lanterns. The lanterns’ solder welds have the potential to melt when exposed to heat from its tea light, which may break and expose the flame, posing a fire hazard to its consumers. The recalled glass star lanterns were sold in one of the following colors and SKU numbers:  amber (SLI 2717349), clear (SKU 2717351) and red (SKU 2724169). The SKU number can be found on a hang tag attached to the lantern. Each lantern is shaped like a three-dimensional ... Read More