|February 20, 2001
CPSC, The Paper Magic Group Inc. Announce Recall of Christmas Candles
PRODUCT: - Peppermint Basket Candles - The Paper Magic Group, Inc., of Scranton, Pa., is voluntarily recalling about 31,000 Christmas candles. They consist of a fragranced candle in a red and white "peppermint striped" ceramic candle holder. The candle holder is in the shape of a basket and includes a decorative ceramic handle that extends over the top of the basket. The basket is about 4 inches in diameter and the handle extends about 3.5 inches over the top of the basket. The name "Candle Illusions" is on the bottom of the basket. Drug and grocery stores nationwide sold these candles from October 2000 through December 2000 for about $6.
PROBLEM: The ceramic handle that extends over the top of the basket can become hot during use, posing a burn hazard if touched.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: The Paper Magic Group has received one report of a consumer that received a minor burn injury.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these candles immediately, and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, call The Paper Magic Group at (800) 258-1044 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.