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CPSC, Michaels Stores, Inc. Announce Recall of Halloween Candleholders

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Recall Date:
October 30, 2003

Recall Details

October 30, 2003
Release # 04-023
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 562-3816

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Michaels Stores, Inc., of Irving, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 165,000 Halloween tealight candleholders. Because of the lack of ventilation in these ceramic candleholders, the tealights can flare up, posing a risk of burns to consumers.

Michaels Stores has received eight reports of flare-ups or scorching with these Halloween candleholders. Three consumers reportedly received minor burns to their fingers.

These ceramic Halloween tealight candleholders are in the shape of pumpkins, gourds, witch hats and ghosts. They are about 2.5 inches to 3.25 inches high. The orange sticker on the bottom of the candleholders reads, "Made in China" and "MSI Irving, TX."

Michaels Stores nationwide sold these Halloween candleholders from July 2003 through October 2003 for about $1.

Consumers should stop using these candleholders immediately and return them to any Michaels Store for a refund. For more information, contact Michaels Stores at (877) 562-3816 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to the company's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Halloween Candleholders

Picture of Recalled Halloween Candleholder

Picture of Recalled Halloween Candleholder

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