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Ballard Designs Inc. Recalls Potted Candles for Fire Hazard

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Recall Date:
August 14, 2006

Recall Details

August 14, 2006
Alert #06-573



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: Toulon Potted Candles

Units: About 775 candles and candle sets

Distributor: Ballard Designs Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.

Hazard: The packaging or holder can ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Toulon potted candles that were sold individually and as a set. The larger, citronella-scented single candles were sold in cream, green and terracotta. Candles sold as a set include four smaller candles with cream or green pots and were sold in citronella and unscented. Item numbers involved in the recall are AW058 (single) and AW057 (set). The pots have a raised floral and garland design.

Sold at: Ballard Designs' Web site and through its toll-free number from May 2006 through June 2006 for about $35 for set of four candles and $69 for the large candle.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and discard them. Consumers should contact Ballard Designs for instructions on how to receive a full refund. Direct notices from Ballard Designs are being sent to consumers with the recalled candles.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should contact Ballard Designs at (800) 367-2810 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at


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