|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline:(800) 896-7266
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: Sea Urchin Shell Candles
Units: About 18,000
Importer: Two's Company Inc., of Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Hazard: The candles can burn at an excessive height or cause the outer shell to catch fire, posing a potential fire and burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been four reports of the candles catching fire, but no reports of property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: These recalled candles are wax-filled sea urchin shells, and were sold under item number 2659, which is found on the packaging tag. The candles are about 2.5-inches in diameter.
Sold at: Various gift and specialty stores nationwide from April 2005 through June 2005 for about $5.
Manufactured in: Philippines
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these candles and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Two's Company at (800) 896-7266 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.twoscompany.com
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