|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 966-4532
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
IKEA Recalls Candles for Fire and Burn Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Outdoor Candles
Units: About 133,000 packages of six candles
Manufacturer: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
Hazard: The candle's wax can catch fire causing a high flame and posing a fire and burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received 16 reports of incidents involving flaring of the outdoor candles, seven of which involved minor burn injuries.
Description and Models: The recall involves the ANGAR (#200.301.24) and SAMLAS (#900.524.43) outdoor candles. The candle's container is made of silver-colored metal and measures about four inches wide by two inches high. The container is filled with white wax. The candle's wick is about ½ inch square and is made of brown fiberboard. They were sold in packages of six candles. The candle name and article number (#) is written on the instructions for use accompanying the candles.
Sold Exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide from February 2001 through July 2005 for about $4.
Manufactured In: Estonia
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled candles immediately and return them to the nearest IKEA store's "Returns and Exchanges" department for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact IKEA at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ikea-usa.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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