|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2003
PRODUCT: Christmas Candles - Blue Star Candles, L.P., of Lubbock, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 18,000 Christmas candles. The 6-ounce, red Christmas candles are packaged in an 18-count box labeled "Christmas Candles." Each candle sits in a 6-ounce tin container. A label on the bottom of the candle reads in part, "Merry Christmas" with either a Santa Claus or Christmas tree printed on the candle. The candles have a cinnamon spice fragrance named Christmas Joy. Only the 6-ounce candle size is included in the recall.
PROBLEM: The 6-ounce candles can have the wrong size wick, causing the flame to burn irregularly, posing a fire or burn hazard.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Blue Star Candles, L.P. has received five reports of the candles burning irregularly. There have been no reports of injuries.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the 6-ounce Christmas candles immediately and return any unused candles to Blue Star Candles, L.P. at 505 32nd Street, Lubbock, TX, 79404. Consumers should include their return address information to receive a full refund including shipping cost, of the candles. For additional information, contact Blue Star Candles, L.P. at (877) 391-4526 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.bluestarcandles.com.
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