|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued August 15, 2007, Revised May 22, 2009
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Note: Firm is no longer in business. Please discard or destroy the product.
Giftco Inc. Recalls Pine Cone Candle Sets Due to 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: Gold Pine Cone Candle Sets
Units: About 24,000
Importer: Giftco Inc., of Vernon Hills, Ill.
Hazard: The candles’ exterior paint and coating can ignite and catch fire, igniting nearby combustibles.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received one report of a flare-up with damage contained to the candle. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Gold Pine Cone Candles (set of three), Item Numbers 1240 and R1240. The item number is located on the product’s packaging. The set includes three candles of different sizes that sit on a gold plate.
Sold at: Christmas stores, school fundraisers, mail order, and specialty stores nationwide from September 2001 through December 2006 for between $4 and $25.
Manufactured in: Hong Kong
Remedy: The firm is no longer in business and a remedy is no longer available. Please discard or destroy the product.
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