February 13, 2018 / 4:25 PM / 3 months ago

Michaels pays $1.5 million to U.S. Justice Department in vase settlement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michaels Companies Inc. (MIK.O) has agreed to pay $1.5 million in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, the bureau announced on Tuesday, after allegations that the craft supply retailer did not report information in a timely manner to the Consumer Product Safety Commission about a large glass vase that injured customers.

FILE PHOTO: The exterior of the U.S. Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington, DC, U.S., July 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

Michaels did not admit that it violated the law in settling the case, the department said.

    Reporting by Susan Heavey; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Lisa Lambert

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