September 27, 1996


Release # 96-195


WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, Bath & Body Works Inc. of New Albany, Ohio, is recalling about 18,400 Garden Lavender Botanical Candles. Dried flowers inside the candle may catch fire as the candle burns, presenting a fire hazard.

Bath & Body Works has received three reports of the lavender material inside the candle igniting. No injuries have been reported.

The cylindrical, white wax candles, measuring 4 inches high and 4 inches in diameter, contain small purple lavender flowers. A label on the bottom of the candle reads, "Garden Lavender Botanical Candle."

Bath & Body Works stores sold the lavender candles nationwide from May 1996 through August 1996 for about $15. Consumers should immediately stop using the lavender botanical candles and return them to any Bath & Body Works retail store for a refund of the purchase price, plus a $25.00 Bath & Body Works gift certificate. For more information consumers should call Bath & Body Works at (800) 395-1001.

No other Bath & Body Works candles are involved in this recall.