Note: The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed. Sept. 02, 2015
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 24, 2002
Release # 03-061
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 60,000 Christmas tealight candles. The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed. Atico has received one report involving melting of the plastic holder; however, no injuries have been reported.
The recalled candles have a clear plastic holder and were available in red, white and green.
Some of the candles have the words, "Merry Christmas," "Christmas Morning," "Candy Cane," or "A Christmas Avenue" on the packaging. These candles were manufactured in China. Eckerds, Kerr Drugs, Snyders Drugstore, and Farmacias El Amal stores nationwide sold the candles from September 2002 through December 2002 for between $2.50 and $4.
Consumers should stop using the candles immediately and discard or destroy them.
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