|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued December 4, 2003
Revised August 3, 2004
Release # 04-046
|Home Interiors Hotline: (972) 695-1000
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: Phone Number Change.
CPSC, Home Interiors & Gifts, Inc. Announce Recall of Snow Play Candleholder
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: Snow Play Candleholder
Manufacturer/Importer: Home Interiors & Gifts, Inc. of Carrollton, Texas
Hazard: Flames from the votive candle can set fire to the rope linking three "sledding" snowmen.
Incidents/Injuries: Two reports of the rope on the candleholder catching fire. No property damage and no injuries.
Description: The recalled candleholder is about 6 inches high and is packaged in a box with "Home Interiors" written on the top of the box. Each candleholder has three snowmen linked by a small rope, "sledding" down a hill around the votive candleholder. The snowmen are painted red, blue, and green.
Sold at: Home Interiors' direct sales associates exclusively sold the recalled candleholders from July 2003 through October 2003 for $14.99.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Stop using the candleholder immediately and return the candleholder to Home Interiors & Gifts, 2901 Trade Center, Suite 100, Carrollton, TX 75007, Attn: Snow Play Recall. Consumers should clearly mark the outside of the box with their name, return address, and total number of candleholders being returned, to receive a $20 gift certificate from Home Interiors for the full purchase price and shipping expense.
Consumer Contact: Consumers may call Home Interiors on (972) 695-1000 between 9 am and 5 pm (CT) Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site: www.homeinteriors.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of
thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at
(301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing
to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.