Recalls this week: lanterns, exercise devices

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 18, 2014 at 2:37 pm •  Published: April 18, 2014

Candle lanterns that can melt and pose a fire hazard and gun storage boxes that can unlock when dropped are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include faulty exercise devices and steel-toed boots.

Here's a more detailed look:


DETAILS: Pier 1 Imports' hanging glass star lanterns. They were sold 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. They were sold at Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide and online at from August 2013 through February 2014.

WHY: 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.

INCIDENTS: Five reports of the solder melting on the lanterns, including one report of the lantern falling apart and burning a rug. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 10,800 in U.S. and 550 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Pier 1 Imports at 800-245-4595 or visit and click on the "Product Notes & Recalls" under "Pier 1 Policies" at the bottom of the page for more information.


DETAILS: The GunBox gun storage box. It's a square, clam-shaped aluminum case with an RFID scanner, T-shaped logo on the top center of the box, and two USB ports for charging devices. The "RF+Biometric" and "Premier" model boxes include a square fingerprint scanner below the RFID scanner on the top of the box that holds multiple fingerprints. The "Premier" model includes a GPS locator. All of the GunBoxes were sold with RFID wristbands that allow the user to wave their hand above the box to unlock. The recall includes version 01 of The GunBox RF (model GBRF1.0); RF+Biometric (Model GBBIO1.0); and the Premier (model GBPREM1.0). The model number and "The GunBox" are printed on a label on the bottom of the units. It was sold exclusively at from January 2014 through February 2014.

WHY: The GunBox storage box locking mechanism can open if dropped, allowing access to the gun stored inside.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,000.

FOR MORE: Call The GunBox at 866-764-0009 or visit and click on "Update Now Available for Version 1 of the Gunbox" at the bottom of the page for more information.