Holiday Tea Light Candle Warmers Recalled by Christmas Tree Shops Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2012
Release #12-098
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 287-3232
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Holiday Tea Light Candle Warmers Recalled by Christmas Tree Shops 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: Holiday-themed tea light candle warmers

Units: About 5,700

Importer: Nantucket Distributing Co. Inc., of Middleboro, Mass.

Retailer: Christmas Tree Shops, of Union, N.J.

Hazard: The candle warmers can catch fire because the warming bowl is positioned too close to the tea light candle, posing fire and burn hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the Snowmen candle warmer catching on fire causing a minor burn injury to a consumer’s hand.

Description: This recall involves holiday-themed tea light candle warmers in the shapes of snowmen and gingerbread houses. A warming bowl with wax fragrance tablets is suspended above the tea light candle. The Snowmen model has SKU/UPC 000016005396 and the Gingerbread house model has SKU/UPC 000016005372 printed on a label on the bottom of the product. The tea light candle warmers are about eight inches tall.

Sold exclusively at: Christmas Tree Shops in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest from November 2011 through December 2011 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tea light candle warmers and return them to any Christmas Tree Shops store to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Christmas Tree Shops toll-free at (888) 287-3232 any time, or visit the firm’s website www.christmastreeshops.com

Picture of recalled Gingerbread house tea light candle warmer Picture of recalled Snowmen tea light candle warmer
Gingerbread house tea light candle warmer    Snowmen tea light candle warmer