|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2008
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Christmas Tree Shops Recalls Tea Light Candles 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: "Embers" Tea Light Candles
Units: About 146,000
Retailer: Christmas Tree Shops Inc., of South Yarmouth, Mass.
Hazard: The tea light candles have a clear, plastic shell that can melt or ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 13 reports of the plastic shells of the tea light candles igniting or melting, causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled tea light candles were sold in the colors and quantities listed below. The individual candles are 1 1/2 inches in diameter and 5/8 inches high. The recall includes the following models:
|Embers Multi-colored Spring Tea Lights (50-count package)
|Embers Red/Green/White Tea Lights (50-count package)
|Embers White Daydream Tea Lights (8-count package)
|Embers Celebrate White Tea Lights (8-count package)
|Embers Daydream Tea Lights (8-count package)
|Embers Vanilla Tea Lights (8-count package)
The model name, UPC and country of manufacture are printed on a label located on the product’s packaging.
Sold at: Christmas Tree Shops retail locations in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions from January 2004 through November 2007 for between $1 and $5.
Manufactured in: China and Hong Kong. Embers Tea Light Candles manufactured elsewhere are not subject to this recall.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled candles immediately and return them to any Christmas Tree Shops location for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Christmas Tree Shops toll-free at (888) 287-3232 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.christmastreeshops.com
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