|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 991-4442
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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The Swiss Colony Recalls Money Bag Candles for Fire Hazard
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: "Money Bag" Candles
Units: About 65,500
Distributor: The Swiss Colony, of Monroe, Wis.
Hazard: The decorations on the candle can ignite, posing a fire hazard. Also, excessive pooling of wax from the burning candles poses a burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The Swiss Colony has received four reports of incidents involving the candle igniting nearby combustibles including one report of extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled product is the "Money Bag" candle, which is 3 ¾-inches tall and green in color. There is a gold glitter dollar symbol on the front of the candle and the candle is molded in the shape of a bag. Inside the candle is a varying amount of money from a $1 coin to a $50 bill. Hang tags on the candle identify the candle as "The Money Bag by The Original Treasure Candle, ® Inc." They were sold under item numbers BI4372, BR4372, RA7372, RB4372, RG4372 and RW4372. The item number is not written on the candle.
Manufactured In: United States
Sold by: The Swiss Colony catalog, Web site and outlet stores nationwide from September 1997 through April 2006 for about $20.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using this recalled product immediately and contact The Swiss Colony for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact The Swiss Colony at (800) 991-4442 between 8 a.m. and 12 a.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.swisscolony.com
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