|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2001
Release # 02-007
|Candle Recall Hotline: (800) 562-9974
Wal-Mart Media Contact: Jessica Moser, (501) 273-4314
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Endar Corp. of Temecula, Calif., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. of Bentonville, Ark., are voluntarily recalling 74,000 Ambria™ brand candle sets. The wax from the candles can drip and ignite the potpourri. Additionally, when the candles are in close proximity, they generate a significant amount of heat. Each of these hazards could lead to a fire, which could cause burn injuries to consumers.
Wal-Mart has received no reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The 9-Piece Harvest Centerpiece Collection candle set contains seven candles (three white pillars, two red apple shaped novelty candles, and two yellow leaf shaped novelty candles), potpourri and a round 12-inch copper color plate.
Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold these candles from September 1, 2001 through September 20, 2001 for about $10.
Consumers should stop using the candle sets immediately and return them to any Wal-Mart store for a full refund. Consumers also can call Endar Corp. toll-free at (800) 562-9974 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PT 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.