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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 backplate.

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) 845-5662.

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 press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to