FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 1999
Release # 00-004
Company Phone Number: (800) 395-1001
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Universal Candle Co. Announce Recall of Halloween Pumpkin Tealight Candles Sold at Bath & Body Works

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Universal Candle Co., of China, is voluntarily recalling about 21,000 Halloween pumpkin tealight candles sold at Bath & Body Works. The candles can burn with a high flame, presenting fire and burn hazards to consumers.

A Bath & Body Works store received one report of a candle generating a high flame. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled tealight candle has an orange pumpkin face, with yellow eyes, nose and mouth and a green stem. Purple outlines the features on the pumpkin face. The wick is placed above the pumpkin's nose. The candle is contained in an aluminum base. A label on the base of the candle reads in part, "Specially made in China for Bath & Body Works." Bath & Body Works stores nationwide sold the candles throughout September 1999 for about $1.

Consumers should stop using the candles immediately, and return the candles to any Bath & Body Works store for a full refund and a $10 gift certificate per customer. For more information, consumers should call Bath & Body Works toll-free at (800) 395-1001 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Halloween Pumpkin Tealight Candle