|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 776-2075
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Midwest Cannon Falls Announce Recall of Votive Candles
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: Serenity Votive Candles.
Units: About 10,000.
Importer: Midwest Cannon Falls, of Cannon Falls, Minn.
Hazard: The candles' wax can catch fire, causing a high flame. This can cause nearby combustibles to catch fire and result in burns to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Midwest has received one report of the candle wax catching fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: The recalled candles consist of a glass votive cup surrounded by a silver holder with a standing angel figure attached. Each holder contains an engraved quotation. The angel stands about 3 inches tall. Each candle has a proverb engraved into the metal holder.
Sold At: Gift stores nationwide from June 2004 to May 2005 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should return these candles to the place of purchase to receive a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Midwest at (800) 776-2075 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go the company's Web site at http://www.midwestofcannonfalls.com
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