FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 24, 1995

 

Release # 95-108


WASHINGTON, D.C.- CPSC, Glass Dimensions of Essex, Mass., is announcing a recall of approximately 1,082 Satellight Oil Candles that may leak fuel and catch fire. The Vermont Fire Protection Division informed CPSC of this hazard after receiving reports of one fire that resulted from a faulty candle.

The oil candles were sold nationwide from January 1994 through February 1994 through 204 upscale retailers such as boutiques and specialty shops for $15 to $40.

The candles are elliptical glass containers that measure between 4 and 8 inches in diameter and less than 2 inches high. The containers are either mirrored or clear at the bottom with a white wick that extends from the top.

The recalled units have a clear support mechanism which fits flush against an eyelet that holds the wick in place. This seal prevents the passage of air into the candle's oil reservoir, which may cause pressure buildup and fuel leakage. Units with two opposite slots in the eyelets holding the wick, or a wire that holds the wick in place, have enough space for air to pass through and are not affected by this recall.

Consumers should stop using the recalled candles immediately and return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also mail the defective candles to Glass Dimensions, 197 Western Ave., Essex M.A. 01929, for a refund. For more information, consumers can call Glass Dimensions at (508) 768-7984.