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CPSC, Nature's Finest Announce Recall of Gel Candles

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Recall Date:
March 28, 2005

Recall Details

March 28, 2005
Release #05-143
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 964-6804


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Nature's Finest Gel Candles

Units: About 727,000

Manufacturer: Nature's Finest, of Marble Falls, Texas.

Hazard: The gel used in these candles can catch fire, creating a high flame. This can result in nearby combustibles catching fire and burns to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Nature's Finest has received four reports of the surface layer of gel burning, creating high flames. There are two reported burn injuries to consumers' hands, which required medical treatment.

Description: The gel candles come in a glass container in either 5.5-oz or 11-oz. sizes. They were sold in multiple colors and scents. There is a label on the front of the candle reading "Nature's Finest Candles." The UPC codes of the recalled candles, located on a sticker on the bottom of the candles, are 3863300100 through 3863300114 and 3863300200 through 3863300214. This recall includes only Nature's Finest gel candles. Other Nature's Finest candles are not involved in this recall.

Sold by: Drug and grocery stores nationwide from June 2001 though February 2005 for between $8 and $11.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and contact Nature's Finest to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Nature's Finest at (800) 964-6804 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site at

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