According to the DOJ Press Release, "The complaint charges that the company knowingly violated the reporting requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Act with respect to glass vases that shattered in consumers’ hands, sometimes as the consumer lifted the vase from the company's store shelf. As set forth in the complaint, the company imported and sold the vases, which caused serious injuries to consumers, including lacerations requiring stitches, permanent nerve damage and surgery to repair severed tendons. The complaint, filed by the DOJ on behalf of the CPSC, seeks civil penalties and permanent injunctive relief.
The claims made in the complaint are allegations only, and there has been no determination of liability.
To read the entire DOJ Press Release please follow this link: DOJ Press Release 04-21-2015