Posted: Nov 16, 2011 8:20 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Michaels Stores is recalling about 28,000 Ashland glass vases because the vases can break or fracture when a consumer picks them up, posing a laceration hazard.
The firm has received four reports of the vase shattering, causing lacerations to the hands for all four. One person had surgery, two got stitches.
The vase is rectangular and made of clear glass. It is 12 inches tall, 8 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep. The SKU number "425827" and UPC number "6-927619-661665" are printed on a label on the bottom of the vase.
The vases were sold at Michaels Arts & Crafts Stores from January 2008 through October 2011 for about $20.
Consumers should stop using the vase and return it to a Michaels Arts & Crafts store for a full refund. To avoid the risk of breakage and possible injury, handle the vase with care.
For additional information, contact Michaels at (800) 642-4235 Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT or visit the firm's website.
About 1,800 vases are also being recalled in Canada. Information from Health Canada about the recall can be found here.