Pier 1 Imports Recalls Hanging Glass Star Lanterns That Pose Fire Risk

Pier 1 Imports Recalls Hanging Glass Star Lanterns That Pose Fire Risk
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April 17, 2014

Pier 1 Imports is recalling approximately 11,350 hanging glass star lanterns. The solder welds on the lantern can melt due to heat from a tea light. This can cause the candle holder to break and expose the flame, posing a fire hazard.

The recalled star lanterns were sold at Pier 1 stores and online from August 2013 through February 2014 in the following colors and SKU numbers: amber (SKU 2717349), clear (SKU 2717351) and red (SKU 2724169). The SKU number is printed on a hang tag attached to the lantern. The lantern is a three-dimension star-shape made of gold-toned metal and glass. A metal tea light cup sits inside the metal and glass star.

Pier 1 Imports has received five reports of the solder melting on the lanterns, including one report of the lantern falling apart and burning a rug.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hanging glass star lanterns and return them to any Pier 1 Imports store for a full refund or a store credit.

For further details on this recall, contact Pier 1 Imports at 800-245-4595.