FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 23, 1999

Release # 00-044

Company Phone Number: (888) 242-6627

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hanna's Candle Co., of Fayetteville, Ark., is voluntarily recalling more than 3,000 Millennium candles sold to SAMS CLUB. The candle holder can crack when the burning wick touches the side of the glass, causing lacerations.

There have been two incidents of cracked glass but no injuries reported with this product.

The recalled candles are in a martini glass, and are advertised as being for the New Millennium. The box is labeled "The Millennium Martini Scented Candle." The candle is sold in three different fragrances: Raspberry Guava, Passion Floral Fruit and Wine and Roses. The candle is about 11 inches tall with a diameter of 9 inches, and is filled with a gel material. The candle has four wicks.

SAMS CLUB stores nationwide sold these candles from October 1999 through November 1999 for about $20.

Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and return them to any SAMS CLUB store for a full refund. For more information, call Hanna's Candle Co. toll-free at (888) 242-6627 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Millennium Candle