A recent product recall serves as a reminder that even mundane items like cabinet knobs can be hazardous if not properly manufactured. Cost Plus World Market is recalling 251,400 glass bubble knobs after five reports of injury.
Consumers who purchased the hazardous knobs reported that if the knobs break, they can become jagged pieces of glass which have caused hand and finger lacerations. No deaths have been reported and the company has issued a recall of the defective knobs. The knobs came in six colors (blue, pink, green, smoke, amethyst, and clear) and came in a 1.25-inch size and a 0.75-inch size.
There are three Cost Plus World Market stores in the Dallas area: Turtle Creek, Old Towne, and Galleria North. If you purchased a glass bubble knob at these stores between October 2010 and April 2014 you can return them to any World Market store for a full refund. If you were injured by a broken knob you should visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website to report the incident.
Any consumer product can be potentially dangerous if manufacturers do not produce their goods following high safety standards and putting them through rigorous testing. If you notice a defect or danger while using a product you should report the problem to the CSPC immediately and also inform the product manufacturer. Defective products should be pulled from shelves immediately after a recall has been issued, as selling recalled goods is an illegal act that should be reported to the CPSC.
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