December 18, 1996


Release # 96-046


WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, Godinger Silver Art Co., Ltd. of Brooklyn, NY, is voluntarily recalling about 19,000 "Tree Shaped 7 Light Votive Holder" candle holders. The candle holder contains small glass pots that may overheat and shatter.

Godinger's received one report of the glass pots shattering, injuring a consumer's hand.

The tree-shaped, wire candle holders, measuring 12.75 inches high and 13.75 inches wide at the base, were sold in two styles: silver-plated (item #1753) and brass- plated (item #1753B). The candle holders are packaged with four green and three red small glass pots in which votive candles can be placed. Major retail department and gift stores sold candle holders nationwide from September 1995 through December 1995 for $25 each.

Consumers should stop using the candle holders immediately and return them to the store purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers should call Godinger collect at (718) 387-2812.