Lumetique Recalls Botanika Candles Due to Fire and Laceration Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2010
Release #10-173
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 872-0228
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Lumetique Recalls Botanika Candles Due to Fire and Laceration Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: DayNa Decker Botanika Candles

Units: About 6,000

Manufacturer: Southern California Candle Co. Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Distributor: Lumetique Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The candle flame can unexpectedly flare up and the glass container can crack, posing fire, burn and laceration hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of the glass breaking and six reports of high flames. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: This recall involves DayNa Decker Botanika brand candles sold in 3-, 6-, and 16-ounce glass containers. The words "DayNa Decker" and Bacara, Bardou, Clementine, Indigo, Leila, Manzanita, Sierra, Taiga, Violetta, Viva, Yasmin, or Zelia appear on the bottom of the green glass container. Only Botanika candles with batch code 9J3, 9K1, 9L1 or 9L2 are included in the recall. Batch codes are printed on the bottom of the glass container.

Sold at: Resorts, spas, gift shops and specialty stores nationwide from November 2009 through January 2010 for between $30 and $75, depending on the size.

Manufactured in: USA

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candle and contact Lumetique to receive a full credit toward the purchase of a DayNa Decker brand product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lumetique toll-free at (888) 872-0228 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.daynadecker.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=995

Picture of Recalled Candle: Violetta

Violetta

Picture of Recalled Candle: Clementine

Clementine

Picture of Recalled Candle: Yasmin

Yasmin

Batch code displayed on bottom of candle