May 22, 1991


Release # 91-074


Washington, DC -- Kmart, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling an estimated 18,000 Gift Gallery Potpourri Burners, Item #20-00-21, which sold for $5.97 at Kmart stores from September 1990 through February 1991.

The tealight candle, which is sold with the Gift Gallery Potpourri Burner, burns too hot and may pose a risk of fire. The firm reports one incident where the tealight of the product was difficult to extinguish. No property damage or injury was reported.

Consumers should return the Gift Gallery Potpourri Burner to any Kmart store for a full refund. This product was available in one color: cream with strawberries on a vine.

The CPSC is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks associated with consumer products.