|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2004
Release # 04-146
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 245-4595
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: Beaded Fish Tea Light Candleholders
Distributor/Retailer: Pier 1 Imports, of Fort Worth, Texas
Hazard: The beads on these tea light candleholders can catch fire during use.
Incidents/Injuries: Pier 1 has received 10 reports of these candleholders either melting or catching fire, causing some minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: These Beaded Fish tea light candleholders are red, pink or blue, and about 4-inches high and 8-inches long. The price sticker reads "Pier 1," "China," and "SKU 1997504," SKU 1998132" or "SKU 1998145."
Sold at: Pier 1 Import stores nationwide and on the firm's Web site from February 2004 through May 14, 2004 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Stop using these tea light candleholders and return them to Pier 1 for a refund or store credit. Consumers also can remove and discard the tea light hanger inside the item, and use the beaded fish as a decorative light catcher only.
Consumer Contact: Call Pier 1 Imports at (800) 245-4595 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, and between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Sunday. Consumers also can get information at the firm's Web site at www.pier1.com
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