Libbey Glass announces recall of cocktail glasses due to laceration hazard
December 18, 2013
– Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Bristol Valley Cocktail Glasses with Sheer Rim
Hazard: The glasses can break unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled glasses and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. Commercial customers should contact Libbey
Glass Inc. to arrange for destruction of the product and receipt of a credit, refund or replacement.
Consumer Contact: Libbey Glass at (800) 982-7063 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.libbey.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information.
Units: About 218,000
This recall involves Bristol Valley, model 8555SR, cocktail glasses with sheer rims. The glasses are made of clear, colorless glass in a 7.75 ounce cocktail design with a thin rim. The glasses measure about 6¼ inches high, 3¼ inches wide at the base, and 4¼ inches wide at the top. They were sold individually and in 24-piece cartons for commercial users.
Incidents/Injuries: Libbey has received 16 reports from commercial customers of glasses breaking, including one report of a minor laceration to a restaurant patron when the glass broke during use.
Sold to: Commercial customers for use in foodservice establishments, at the Libbey Outlet Store in Shreveport, Louisiana and at various independent liquor stores nationwide from January 2013 through November 2013 for between $1 and $4 per glass.
Importer: Libbey Glass Inc., of Toledo, Ohio
Manufactured in: United States
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.