|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-4595
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
Pier 1 Imports Recalls Golden Tea Lights Due to Fire Hazard
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: Golden tea lights sold with ornament tea light holders
Units: About 370,000 tea lights in United States and 30,000 tea lights in Canada
Importer: Pier 1 Imports®, of Fort Worth, Texas
Hazard: The flame from the tea lights can burn with a high flame, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of high flames. In one of these incidents, the consumer suffered a minor burn.
Description: This recall involves all tea lights in golden tin cups sold in sets of five with either the Red Ornament Tea Light Holder (SKU 2473959) or the White Ornament Tea Light Holder (SKU 2473961). The SKU number is found on the packaging.
Sold exclusively at: Pier 1 Imports stores from September 2010 through January 2011 for between $2 and $8.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tea lights and return them to their nearest Pier 1 Imports store to receive new tea lights.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pier 1 Imports at (800) 245-4595 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit Pier 1 Imports' website at www.pier1.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=1281
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