CPSC, Bloomingdale's By Mail Announce Recall of Candleholders

February 27, 2004
Alert #04-538


CPSC, Bloomingdale's By Mail Announce Recall of Candleholders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Tree shaped candleholders

Units: 300

Manufacturer: Bloomingdale's By Mail, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The candleholders can tip over, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports involving concerns with the candleholder's stability, though no injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled candleholders are shaped like a tree, made of metal, and gold in color. The tree is about 24 inches tall and 15 inches wide and contains six metal hooks and glass cups for placing votive candles. The candleholders have a style number of 3562745.

Sold at: Bloomingdale's By Mail sold the candleholders exclusively between September 2003 and December 2003 for about $40.

Manufactured in: Phillipines

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the candleholders immediately and return them to the firm for a full refund. Consumers were sent letters by mail with a pre-paid label for return of item.

Consumer Contact: Call Bloomingdale's By Mail at (800) 472-0788 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Picture of recalled candleholder