Electric Candle Warmers Recalled by Provo Craft & Novelty Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2008
Release #08-289

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 306-0132
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Electric Candle Warmers Recalled by Provo Craft & Novelty 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: Candlsense Warmers

Units: About 730,000

Manufacturer: Provo Craft & Novelty Inc., of Spanish Fork, Utah

Hazard: The internal heating element of the candle warmer can detach and melt the bottom of its plastic casing, which can in turn ignite or scorch the surface on which the candle warmer is placed, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Provo Craft has received 11 reports of incidents in which the heating elements detached, including two fires and nine incidents of property scorching. One consumer reported a blistered finger.

Product Description: This recall involves the Candlsense warmers with product codes ranging from YD0629 through YD0652 and YD0701 through YD0708. The candle warmers measure about 4 ¾ inches in diameter. The heating plate is black and the surrounding area is white plastic. “Provo Craft & Novelty Candle Warmer Air Freshener Model: WCY-8888” and the product code are embossed on the underside of the warmer.

Sold at: Wal-Mart and other retailers nationwide from August 2006 through October 2007 for between $5 and $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact Provo Craft to receive a voucher worth 120 percent of the purchase price of the candle warmer. The voucher can be redeemed at www.creativexpress.com

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Provo Craft at (888) 306-0132 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at www.provocraft.com

 

 

 

 

Picture of Recalled Candle Warmer