Chinese Junk Watch – Crate and Barrel Milk Bottles

AutoInformed.com on Chinese Crate and Barrel Holiday Bear Acrylic Milk Bottle - Recalled

Damage from consumer products cost the U.S. more than $1 trillion annually.

A recall is now active on Crate and Barrel’s Holiday Bear Acrylic Milk Bottle, recall number 19-068. The defective bottle was made in China, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The clear acrylic bottle – 5.5 inches tall and 2.75 inches wide at the base – has a removable plastic straw that can crack and cause cuts. A graphic of a bear in a red sweater is printed on the wide part of the bottle.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled milk bottles and contact Crate and Barrel to receive a full refund. The firm has acknowledged one report of the straw breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Contact Crate and Barrel at 800-451-8217 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Saturday through Sunday or online at www.crateandbarrel.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC “is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.”

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 @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

About Ken Zino

Ken Zino is an auto industry veteran with global experience in print and electronic media. He has auto testing, marketing, public relations and communications expertise garnered while working in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
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