Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Gerson Company Recalls Glass Vases Due to Laceration Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: 20" Glass Vases

Units: About 203,000 in the U.S. and 9,000 in Canada

Importer: The Gerson Company, of Olathe, Kan.

Hazard: The glass vases can break or fracture, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Injuries/Incidents: The firm has received nine reports of the vase shattering, including nine reports of lacerations to the hands.

Description: The recalled vases are made of clear glass and stand about 4" wide x 20" tall. The SKU# 405334 and UPC: 0-37916-88960-3 are printed on a label on the bottom of the vase.

Sold at: Michael's stores nationwide and in Canada from July 2006 through March 2010 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled vase and discard them immediately. Contact the firm for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gerson toll-free at (877) 461-6298 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.gersoncompany.com or email to recall@gersoncompany.com

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