FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 1999
Release # 00-045
|Company Phone Number: 800-685-6695
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Neiman Marcus Group, Inc., is recalling about 5,600 candles with painted metallic surfaces. The painted surfaces on these candles can ignite, spark, burn rapidly, and drip wax, posing a fire hazard.
Neiman Marcus received several reports from consumers, including one where these candles sparked and burned so rapidly that hot wax spilled from the candle onto adjoining surfaces. No injuries were reported.
These painted metallic "CerArte" candles are packaged in clear plastic and have a gold label on the bottom which states "Made in Italy." A Neiman Marcus label is placed on the bottom of the candle too. Neiman Marcus sold 22 different styles of "CerArte" candles through December 22, 1999. The candles sold for approximately $15 to $35.
The "CerArte" candles come in many shapes, including Christmas Ball, Criss-Cross Pillar, Fleur De Lys Pillar, Swirl Cone, Swirl Egg, Gift Box, Tear Drop, Criss-Cross Taper, Fleur De Lys Taper, Joker, Kiss, Christmas Tree, and Jolly Jester.
Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and return them to any Neiman Marcus store for a refund. For more information, call Neiman Marcus at 800-685-6695.
These same candles may have been sold at other retail stores.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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