Silver Metallic Pillar Candles Sold Exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond Stores Recalled By General Wax & Candle Company Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2010
Release #11-061
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 543-0642
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Silver Metallic Pillar Candles Sold Exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond 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 Metallic Pillar Candles

Units: About 12,000

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

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

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves metallic pillar candles sold in two sizes: 2.8 by 4 inches and 2.8 by 6 inches. "Metallic Pillar Candle" and UPC code 86718 56082 or 86718 56092 is printed on the bottom of the candles' plastic wrapping.

Sold exclusively at: Bed Bath and Beyond stores nationwide from October 2010 through November 2010 for between $8 and $10.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled candles and return them to any Bed Bath and Beyond 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.generalwaxbbbrefund.com

Recalled 2.8-by-4-inch candle

Label on 2.8-by 4-inch candle

Recalled 2.8-by 6-inch candle

Label on 2.8-by 6-inch candle