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The Gerson Company Recalls Glass Vases Due to Laceration Hazard

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with The Gerson Company, of Olathe, Kan., announced a voluntary recall of about 203,000 in the U.S. and 9,000 in Canada 20" Glass Vases today.

Hazard: The glass vases can break or fracture, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Injuries/Incidents: The firm has received nine reports of the vase shattering, including nine reports of lacerations to the hands.

Description: The recalled vases are made of clear glass and stand about 4" wide x 20" tall. The SKU# 405334 and UPC: 0-37916-88960-3 are printed on a label on the bottom of the vase.

Sold at: Michael's stores nationwide and in Canada from July 2006 through March 2010 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled vase and discard them immediately. Contact the firm for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gerson toll-free at (877) 461-6298 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at gersoncompany.com or email to recall@gersoncompany.com.

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