The following recall has been announced:
DETAILS: Ashland Glass Vase distributed by Michaels Stores Inc. of Irving, Tex.; sold exclusively at Michaels Arts & Crafts Stores from January 2008 through October 2011. The vase is rectangular and made of clear glass. It is 12 inches tall, 8 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep. The vases were manufactured in China.
WHY: The glass vases can break or fracture when a consumer picks them up, posing a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: The firm has received four reports of the vase shattering and causing lacerations to the hands. One person had surgery; two people needed stitches.
HOW MANY: About 28,000 in the U.S. and 1,800 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Contact Michaels at 800-642-4235 Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST or visit the firm's website at www.michaels.com.