December 20, 2001
Release # 02-075
Candle Recall Hotline: (800) 235-9660
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dillard's, Inc., of Little Rock, Ark., is voluntarily recalling about 12,000 Pine Tree Candles. The candles can collapse, causing the flame to spread and ignite decorative glitter and paint, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Dillard's has received one report of a candle that collapsed and spread the flame. No injuries or property damage were reported.

The Pine Tree Candles come in the shape of pine trees, and come in two sizes, tall and short. The tall candle is approximately 9 1/2 inches tall and 6 inches wide, and the short candle is approximately 8 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches wide. A label on the side of both candles reads "Noble Excellence." There is also a sticker on the bottom of the tall candle that reads "127CD109," and a sticker on the bottom of the short candle that reads "127CD108."

Dillard's stores nationwide sold the candles from October 20, 2001 through December 12, 2001 for between $12 (short candle) and $15 (tall candle).

Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and return them to any Dillard's store for a full refund. For more information, call Dillard's at (800) 235-9660 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's web site at for more information.

Picture of Recalled Candles