March 18, 2004
Release # 04-101
Firm's Hotline: (800) 395-1001

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: "Real Essence" votive candles

Units: 733,000

Manufacturer: Bath & Body Works and The White Barn Candle Company of Columbus, Ohio

Hazard: These votive candles can burn with a high flame or irregular flame posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received nine complaints of votive candles burning with high flame, two of which involved minor injuries.

Description: The votive candles were sold individually and in sets. A label on the bottom of the votive candle reads: Real Essence 1 ?" x 2 ?". The specific recalled votive candles are: Rosewood Tea; Lilac Blossom; Vintage Leather; Brushed Suede; Warm Vanilla Sugar; Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin; Spiced Cider; and Amber Myrrh. These votive candles were also sold in a six-pack set: Lilac Blossom, Spiced Cider, and Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin. In addition, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin was sold in "the scented home quartet" set. This recall does not apply to any other Real Essence votive candles.

Sold at: Bath & Body Works and The White Barn Candle Company stores nationwide sold these votive candles and sets from March 2003 to February 2004 for $1.25 to $18.00.

Manufactured in: USA

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled votive candles immediately and return them to any Bath & Body Works or The White Barn Candle Company store for a merchandise credit, merchandise exchange, or a full cash refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Bath & Body Works and The White Barn Candle Company at (800) 395-1001 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday. Visit the company's web site at:

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