RECALLS #2: Cabinet door/drawer bubble glass knobs recalled

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Anyone who has used glass knobs on cabinets and furniture might be interested in this recall.

Recall Date: June 11, 2014
Recall Number: 14-204

Bubble Knobs Recalled by Cost Plus Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Cost Plus World Market and World Market Stores

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Glass Bubble Knobs

Hazard: The knobs can break and expose sharp pieces of glass, posing a risk of laceration to the consumer.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Cost Plus Management Services Inc. toll-free at (877) 967-5362 from 7 a.m. to midnight ET daily or online at www.worldmarket.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 251,400

Description: This recall involves glass bubble knobs used on cabinet doors and drawers. The knobs were sold in two sizes and six colors including: blue, amethyst, pink, green, smoke and clear. The larger knobs are about 1.25 inches in diameter. The smaller knobs are about .75 inches in diameter. The glass knobs are attached to bronze-colored hardware.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of broken knobs resulting in five reports of hand and/or finger lacerations.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the glass knobs and return them to any Cost Plus World Market or World Market store for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at: Cost Plus World Market and World Market stores nationwide from October 2010 to April 2014 for between $2 and $4.

Distributor: Cost Plus Management Services Inc., of Oakland, Calif.

Manufactured in: India

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Remedy: consumers should immediately stop using common sense, stop opening and closing drawers, stop wearing the clean clothes contained in any such drawers and immediately call the proper authorities to send a hazmat abatement team to seal the dresser in airtight and glass chip-proof plastic and remove the offending knob, dresser and contaminated clothing inside to store in a proper facility until such time room can be made in a nuclear waste landfill where it can be properly dispose of. The consumer will be responsible for the cost of procuring and maintaining all necessary permits, logs and records and shall maintain all such records in triplicate until such time as statutes and regulations require. Penalties for failing to maintain records will be no less than 5 years imprisonment and $500,000 per day. The authorities may, at their discretion, raid your home (no knock) to ensure proper record keeping.

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