Prime-Line Merchandise has recalled a considerable amount of glass doorknobs below just a few model names that the California-based firm stated may break whereas customers assemble them.
The roughly 167,000 affected glass doorknob merchandise fall below a trio of manufacturers referred to as Defender Safety, Gate-Home and Reliabilt, a Shopper Product Security Fee (CPSC) discover stated. The recall kicked off Thursday.
If the doorknobs break, they’ll trigger customers to maintain lacerations. The problem has resulted in 5 recognized incidents of individuals getting reduce so badly they wanted stitches, in keeping with the discover.
“4 of those incidents occurred throughout set up, and one occurred the day after they have been put in,” Prime-Line stated on a webpage for the recall.
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The packaging of the recalled merchandise, which are available an array of finishes, comprises the 13 mannequin numbers, the CPSC discover stated.
The corporate will present a full refund to people with the affected doorknobs. That may come within the type of a pay as you go Mastercard within the U.S., in keeping with Prime-Line.
The CPSC discover warned in opposition to placing the doorknobs to make use of. In the event that they’re already put in in doorways, the homeowners ought to rigorously take away them whereas carrying cut-resistant gloves, Prime-Line stated.
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Gross sales of the recalled doorknobs occurred each in bodily shops and on-line, spanning February 2022 to April 2023.
Web sites the place customers bought them included Amazon and Wayfair, in keeping with the CPSC discover. Residence enchancment shops additionally made them out there.
In Canada, over 10,200 further ones have been put below recall. Nobody there was injured in reference to the doorknobs up to now, in keeping with the Canadian authorities.
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