WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm 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: Thematic Candles
Manufacturer: Lang Candles, of Delafield, Wis.
Hazard: Resin in the candleholder can ignite, posing a serious burn and fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Lang Candles has received nine reports of the candles igniting, resulting in six reports of property damage, though no one has been injured.
Description: The recalled resin-encased candles came in 57 different models and themes, including a birdhouse design, watering can, flowerpot, and Halloween and Christmas designs. Generally, the candles measured between 1 ? to 4 inches in height and 2 ? to 3 inches in width. The multi-colored candles also had various fragrances, such as vanilla, eucalyptus, lavender, and butter pecan. Most of the units were filled with wax or had a metal wax-filled cup that was inserted inside the unit. On the bottom of all of the candles is a label that reads, "LANG CANDLES, LTD. 800.260.8297 www.lang.com MADE IN CHINA."
Sold at: Small craft and candle stores sold the candles from September 2001 through May 2003 for between $9 and $13. The candles were sold individually and in prepacks of two or three units.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the candles immediately and contact Lang Candles to receive a refund for each candle.
Consumer Contact: Call Lang Candles at (800) 260-8297 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or log on to www.lang.com to view pictures of all of the recalled models and to receive instructions on obtaining a refund (note added 01/18/2005 - recall information is no longer on the firm's web site).
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