Metallic Taper Candles Sold Exclusively at Yankee Candle Stores Recalled by General Wax & Candle Company Due to Fire Hazard

The metallic paint can ignite on the candles.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2010
Release #11-052
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 543-0642
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Metallic Taper Candles Sold Exclusively at Yankee Candle Stores Recalled by General Wax & Candle Company 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: Silver and Gold Metallic Taper Candles

Units: About 33,000

Manufacturer: General Wax & Candle Company, of North Hollywood, Calif.

Hazard: The metallic paint can ignite on the candles, posing a risk of fire.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves 10 inch metallic silver and gold taper candles. The price "$1.99" and the UPC code 609032492687 or 609032492694 are printed on the candles' plastic wrapping.

Sold exclusively at: Yankee Candle stores nationwide from October 2010 through November 2010 for about $2.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to any Yankee Candle store or contact General Wax and Candle for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact General Wax and Candle at (800) 543-0642 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.generalwaxrefund.com

Recalled candles