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CPSC, TechnoBrands Inc. Announce Recall of Rope Candles

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Recall Date:
March 31, 2005

Recall Details

March 31, 2005
Alert #05-559

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Rope Candle

Units: About 2,000

Manufacturer: Zhongshan Zhongnam Candle Manufacturer Co., Ltd. of China

Distributor: TechnoBrands Inc., of Colonial Heights, Virginia

Hazard: The candle has a clamp that is used to extinguish the candle. The clamp does not always sever the wax close to the wick and extinguish the candle as intended. This can allow the flame to continue down into the coiled section of the candle and ignite the entire candle.

Incidents/Injuries: TechnoBrands Inc. has received two reports of the candle continuing to burn past the point where it is supposed to extinguish. TechnoBrands, Inc. has received no reports of property damage or injury.

Description: The rope candle is a 20-foot coiled beeswax candle that feeds up to a scissors like clamp. The candle is lit above the clamp. The candle has an antique copper finish. It was sold under the name "Self-extinguishing Rope Candle."

Manufactured in: China

Sold by: TechnoBrands Inc. doing business as FirstSTREET on their Web site and through their catalog from November 2004 through February 2005 for $49.95.

Remedy: Consumers should contact TechnoBrands Inc. to get information on receiving a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call TechnoBrands Inc. at (866) 660-7150 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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