November 9, 2005
Release #06-026
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 586-5615


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: "Spooky Tree Tea-Light Holder"

Units: About 900

Importer/Retailer: Pottery Barn Outlet, of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The recalled candleholders could allow tea lights to have a high flame. This poses a fire hazard and risk of burn injuries to consumers. This product was previously recalled by Pottery Barn on October 16, 2002.

Incidents/Injuries: Pottery Barn Outlet has received one report of a flare up. There are no reported injuries. During the previous recall, there were 10 reports of candleholders flaring and one consumer reported receiving a minor burn from the candle wax.

Description: The recalled candleholders are constructed of black wire and stand about 18 inches high. The tree branches hold six tea light candles in orange glass pots.

Sold at: 13 Pottery Barn Outlet and Williams-Sonoma Marketplace Outlet stores nationwide from September 2005 through October 2005 for about $23.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the candleholders immediately and return them to the Pottery Barn Outlet store for a refund or exchange.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn Outlet at (800) 586-5615 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Saturday.


Picture of Recalled Halloween Candleholders