FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2002
PRODUCT: Candleholders - Meijer of Grand Rapids, MI, is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,200 Three Tier Tealight Candle Holders. The holders are constructed of metal and glass disks and are in the shape of a vertical wave pattern. The tea light candles rest behind the glass disks. The holders are purple and black, yellow and white or green and white. Meijer stores located in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois sold the candleholders from May 2002 through October 2002 for about $7.99. They were manufactured in China.
PROBLEM: The middle candleholder is mounted directly below the top candleholder, which can cause the top candle to overheat and flare. This poses a fire hazard, which can result in a burn injury or property damage.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: There have been two incidents of candles flaring. The incidents did not result in injury or property damage. Meijer is recalling the candleholder to prevent injury or property damage.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the candleholder immediately, and return it to their local Meijer store for a refund. For more information, contact Meijer at (866) 280-8419, 24 hours a day or on the web at www.meijer.com..
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.