Bed, Bath & Beyond recalls tissue holder on radiation worry
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home merchandise retailer Bed Bath & Beyond Inc is recalling tissue holders because one of its materials emits low levels of radiation, the company said on Friday.
According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), there is no health threat from the item, the Dual Ridge Metal boutique tissue holder, the company said in a statement.
The holder has been sold since July in about 200 of Bed Bath & Beyond's 1,000 stores in the United States and Canada and through its website, it said.
The holder "contains a material which emits low levels of radiation," the company said.
"The NRC has also informed us that the material is believed to be in the tissue holder itself and cannot be inhaled, nor can it contaminate other objects (such as tissues)."
The item has been pulled from the stores and from the website.
The statement did not identify the radioactive material.
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- Obama signs order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role - NY Times
- China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip - report
- Obama to be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations
- Long "to do" list for Modi as clock ticks on reform
- Pakistani family sentenced to death over "honour killing" outside court
The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by the end of Nov. 18, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Full Article