FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Company Phone Number: (800) 260-8297
September 25, 2003
Release # 03-199
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Melting Pot Gift Sets
Manufacturer: Lang Candles Ltd., of Delafield, Wis.
Hazard: The melting pots can produce excessive flame and/or ignite presenting a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Lang has received nine reports of the melting pots producing excessive flame and/or igniting. Six of these involved burn injuries to hands and five involved minor property damage.
Description: Each melting pot gift set is packaged in a heart-shaped paperboard gift box with a ceramic melting pot (simmer pot), four individually wrapped scented wax melters of various scents, and six tea light candles that have "Lang" printed on the top. The gift sets diffuse aroma by liquefying the scented wax melter on top of the melting pot through the use of a tea light candle placed in the bottom of the melter. The gift sets were sold in nine diff erent themes/styles printed on the exterior of the gift box lid and melting pot. The name of the theme and its respective "Part Number" are printed on the label affixed to the underside of the gift box: Warm Your Heart 0614001, Above the Fruited Plains 0614002, Noel Rose 0614003, Holiday Bounty 0614004, All Decked Out 0614005, Stars Stars Stars 0614006, Herb Garden 0614007, Home and Heart 0614008, Frances' Garden 0614009.
Sold at: Small craft and candle stores sold the Melting Pot Gift Sets from May 2003 through August 2003 for about $20.
Manufactured in: Melters made in USA; Melting pot, Lang tea lights and box made in China.
Remedy: Lang is offering a full refund for each returned gift set. For instruction information contact Lang.
Consumer Contact: Call Lang at (800) 260-8297 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or go to Lang's Web site at www.lang.com.
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