|March 14, 2005
CPSC, Skylighter Inc. Announce Recall of Musical Flower Birthday Candleholders
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Musical Flower Birthday Candleholder
Units: About 120 candleholders
Distributor: Skylighter Inc., of Round Hill, Va.
Hazard: The center of the candle has an unexpected high flame and the plastic petals could ignite resulting in melting and dripping plastic. The ignited plastic could also spread to nearby combustibles and pose a fire hazard to consumers. The battery contained in the middle of candle could eventually explode.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been no reported incidents or injuries.
Description: The candleholder is shaped like a lotus flower. It is plastic and consists of eight small candles that are ignited by a center flame. The small candles open up to resemble a flower blooming. There is a battery inside the center candle that allows it to play the music to "Happy Birthday".
Sold By: Skylighter sold the candles on their Web site only in sets of two for about $6.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and contact Skylighter for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can call Skylighter at (540) 338-3877 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or via e-mail at email@example.com
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