January 24, 2002
Release # 02-090
Value City Recall Hotline: (888) 278-6370


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Value City and Schottenstein stores, of Columbus, Ohio, are voluntarily recalling about 6,400 botanical candles, which contain dried flowers. When burned, the dried flowers in the candle can catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Value City has received one report of the flowers in these candles catching on fire. No injuries or damage was reported.

The candles are made of uncolored wax and have dried yellow, purple and brown flowers in the outer layer. The candles are either square or round, and are about 4-inches high by 4-inches wide.

Value City and Schottenstein discount stores sold these candles nationwide from January 2001 through December 2001 for about $4.

Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, call Value City toll-free at (888) 278-6370 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at (note added 01/18/2005 - recall information is no longer on the firm's web site).
Picture of Recalled Flower Candles