|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2003
Release # 04-049
|Wal-Mart Hotline: (800) 925-6278
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Wal-Mart Announce Recall of Candles Because of Flammable Paint
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms 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: Home Trends Ice Holiday Collection Candle gift set: Snow House Candle gift set; Snowman Candle gift set; Snowflake Candle gift set
Units: 69,804 units of the Snow House Candle gift set; 29,064 units of the Snowman Candle gift set; 62,428 units of the Snowflake Candle gift set.
Importer: Wal-Mart, Bentonville, Ark.
Manufacturer: Qingdao Kingking Applied Chemistry Co., Ltd., China
Hazard: Paint on the exterior surface of the candles could potentially sustain flame posing a potential fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported to Wal-Mart.
Description: Each Home Trends Ice Holiday Collection Candle gift set contains three candles with one of these scenes painted on the exterior: Snow House Winter; Snowman; or Snowflake design.
Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold these candle gift sets from September 2003 through November 2003 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return the candle gift set to Wal-Mart for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 am and 9 pm CT Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Melissa Berryhill at (479) 273-4314.
Note: There is a related recall that was issued subsequent to this one.
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