FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2005
Release #06-003
Firm's Recall Hotline:(800) 477-8697

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: Holiday Time™ Candle Gift Sets

Units: About 48,000

Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Manufacturer: Dan Dee International Ltd., of Jersey City, N.J.

Hazard: The decorative covering on the candles can ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Wal-Mart has received six reports of the candles catching fire including two incidents that resulted in approximately $6,200 in property damage. Another incident resulted in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: One recalled candle gift set includes three birch bark-covered candles. Each candle measures 3 inches wide but vary in height from 3 to 6 inches. The candles are displayed on a stand with pine cones, cinnamon sticks and red berries. The second recalled candle gift set includes a display stand with three pyramid-shaped candles varying in height from 8 to 12 inches. The candles are either blue with a silver glitter criss-cross pattern or red with a gold glitter criss-cross pattern. Both candle sets were sold under the Holiday Time™ brand name written on the box.

Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from September 2004 through January 2005 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to Wal-Mart for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dan Dee International at (800) 477-8697 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Wal-Mart's Web site at www.walmartstores.com

Picture of Recalled Holiday Candle Set

Picture of Recalled Holiday Candle Set