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CPSC, Kmart Corp. Announce Recall of Martha Stewart Everyday Brand Birch Candle Set Sold Exclusively at Kmart

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Recall Date:
February 23, 2005

Recall Details

February 23, 2005
Release # 05-119
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) KMART4U


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: Martha Stewart Everyday Brand Birch Candle Sets

Units: About 4,600

Importer: Kmart Corp., of Troy, Mich.

Hazard: The birch, surrounding the candles, may ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Kmart has received one report of a man who was burned on the hand while picking up one of the candles.

Description: The recalled candle sets contain three birch bark candles and pine cones that sit on a round tray. The candles measure 3, 4, and 6-inches in height and have a white birch exterior. "Martha Stewart Everyday" brand name is printed on the box.

Sold at: Kmart stores nationwide from September 2004 through January 2005 for about $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should return these candle sets to the Kmart store where purchased to receive a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kmart at (866) KMART4U anytime or visit the company's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Birch Candle Set

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