|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 838-5053
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Hayes Company Inc. Recalls Outdoor Candles Due to 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: "Avant Yarde" Decorative Glaze Outdoor Candles
Units: About 83,000
Importer/Distributor: The Hayes Company Inc., of Valley Center, Kan.
Hazard: The candle's wax can catch fire causing a high flame, which poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of consumers who suffered minor burns to their hands when they tried to extinguish flames coming from the candle.
Description: The recall involves three styles of outdoor citronella candles with a glazed lower portion that is brown, blue, or green. The item number 18134 can be located on the top left part of the label on the bottom of the candle.
Sold at: Ace Hardware stores nationwide from February 2006 through June 2007 for about $8.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled candles immediately and return them to any Ace Hardware store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Hayes at (800) 838-5053 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.hayesco.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
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