|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 1995
Release # 95-126
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1187
CPSC, Gainsborough Hardware Ind. Announce
Recall of Porcelain Door Knobs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Gainsborough Hardware Industries of Norcross,
Ga., is recalling 8,000 Empire Style Metaline 600 Series porcelain door knob sets. The
door knobs may crack or break during use resulting in hand lacerations.
Gainsborough has received two reports of laceration injuries to the hand as a result of
these door knobs breaking during use.
The door knob sets sold from January 1991 until May 1993 for approximately $10 through 38
hardware and home improvement stores located nationwide. This door knob, which was sold in
sets of two, is available in white and ivory and has a gold-colored oval backplate with a
rope design around its perimeter. The number 178 appears on the underside of the
Consumers should return the door knobs to the retailer for a full refund or a replacement
door knob. For information about the recall or help in identifying the door knobs
involved, consumers can contact Gainsborough Hardware Industries toll free at (800)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a
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