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CPSC, Roman Inc. Announce Recall of Candleholder Sets

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Recall Date:
December 10, 1997

Recall Details


Company Phone Number: (800) 729-7662

December 10, 1997


Release # 98-039

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Roman Inc. of Roselle, Ill., is recalling about 800 train candleholder sets. The candleholders can melt and ignite when exposed to a direct flame, presenting a fire hazard.

CPSC and Roman Inc. are aware of one report of a candleholder melting and igniting a bathroom vanity. No injuries have been reported.

The candleholder set includes one locomotive and two boxcars. The locomotive and boxcars are acrylic and the candle receptacle is brass. Each boxcar has brass plates on the sides which read, "MERRY CHRISTMAS." There is a hang tag attached to the set, which is labeled in part, "Roman Inc...Made in Taiwan...Item 76530."

Card, gift, hardware and specialty stores nationwide sold the candleholder sets from March 1996 through March 1997 for about $16.

Consumers should stop using the candleholder sets immediately. Consumers will receive a refund by returning the candleholder sets to the store where purchased or to Roman Inc. at 555 Lawrence Avenue, Roselle, IL 60172. Consumers will be reimbursed for postage. For more information, consumers should call Roman Inc. at (800) 729-7662 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.

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