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CPSC, Target Announce Recall of Tea Light Candles

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Recall Date:
November 09, 2005

Recall Details

November 9, 2005
Release #06-024
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680


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: Home® Brand Tea Light Candles

Units: About 290,000

Importer/Distributor: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The recalled candles can burn with a high flame and melt the plastic holders. This poses a fire hazard and a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received reports of 33 incidents, some involving minor property damage. There have been two reports of minor injuries, including a finger cut and a cheek burn from hot wax.

Description: The recalled tea light candles were sold in the following six different scents/colors.


- Coastal Mist (Blue)

- Wild Currant (Red)

- Sandalwood (Brown)

- Tahitian Vanilla (Ivory)

- Sonoma Pear (Green)

- Jasmine (White)

The tea light candles measure 1 ? inches wide by ? inch high. Each of the candles comes in a plastic holder. They were sold 12 candles to a box. "Home" and "Tea lights" are printed on the top of the box. "Distributed by Target Corporation" and the name of the candle scent are printed on the bottom of the box.

Sold at: Exclusively at Target stores nationwide from March 2005 through September 2005 for about $3.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumer should stop using the tea light candles immediately and return them to the nearest Target store for a Target GiftCard worth the value of the returned candle plus applicable state tax.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit Target's Web site at


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