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Oil Burning Candles Recalled by Target

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Recall Date:
July 20, 2000

Recall Details

July 20, 2000
Release # 00-145b

View Recall #00-145a

Company Phone Number: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063

Oil Burning Candles Recalled by Target

PRODUCT: Oil Burning Candles - Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 16,000 glass and metal oil burning candles. The candles come in two shapes: rectangular and circular. The glass portion of the candle is supported by a metal black metal frame. There are two glass pieces that stack on top of each other. The lower glass piece has a reservoir for oil. The top glass piece has an opening for a wick. The circular candle measures 6.25 inches in diameter and the rectangular candle measures 5.5 inches by 13.5 inches. These candles were made in China. Target stores sold these candles nationwide from January 2000 through May 2000. The circular candles sold for $8 and the rectangular candles sold for $15.

PROBLEM: The glass on these candles can shatter, creating a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES. Target has received six reports of these candles shattering, including three reports of minor property damage. There have been no injuries reported.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and return them to the nearest Target store for a refund. For additional information, consumers should call Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.


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