July 26, 2006
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: Clear Glass Candleholders
Units: About 6,500
Distributor: Meijer, of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Hazard: The glue connecting the candleholder could fail causing the candleholder to fall apart. This poses a fire and laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: The clear glass candleholders are vase-shaped and measure about 11-inches tall. "At Home with Meijer" is printed on a label on the bottom of the candleholders.
Sold exclusively at: Meijer stores in the Midwest from September 2004 through November 2005 for about $8.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled candleholders immediately and return them to any Meijer store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Meijer toll-free at (866) 280-8419 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.Meijer.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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