U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-4595
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Pier 1 Imports Recalls Glassware Due to Laceration Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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.
Name of product: Orange/Red Glassware Pieces Units: About 180,000
Importer/Distributor: Pier 1 Imports, of Fort Worth, Texas
Hazard: The glassware can crack or break unexpectedly, posing a
Incidents/Injuries: Pier 1 Imports has received 17 reports of
glassware that cracked or broke. One injury involving minor cuts from
broken glass has been reported.
Description: The recalled glassware pieces involve large and small
tumblers, goblets and margaritas. The bottom half of the tumblers is
red and the top half is orange. The bottom of the margaritas and the
goblets is clear and the top is red and orange.
Sold by: Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide, on its Web site
(www.pier1.com), and in their April 2007 catalog from January 2007
through April 2007 for about $6 each.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the glassware pieces immediately
and return them to their nearest Pier 1 Imports retail store for a
refund or merchandise credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information consumers can contact
Pier 1 Imports at (800) 245-4595 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday
through Saturday and between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, or visit the
firm's Web site at www.pier1.com.