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Masterfoods USA Recalls M&M'S® Menorah for Fire Hazard

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Recall Date:
May 10, 2006

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2006
Release #06-162
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 849-4867

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: M&M'S® Brand Menorah

Units: About 1,008

Distributor: Masterfoods USA, of Hackettstown, N.J.

Hazard: If a candle burns all the way down, the plastic Menorah could ignite and present a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Masterfoods USA has received five reports of the Menorah smoldering or igniting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recalled Menorah is an eight-branch candleholder designed to resemble M&M'S® Brand candies. On each end of the Menorah is an M&M'S® Brand character holding a Star of David.

Sold at: M&M'S World® catalogue, M&M'S World® stores in Las Vegas and Orlando, and online at www.mmsworld.com from November 2005 through December 2005 for about $30.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these Menorahs immediately and return them to Masterfoods USA for a full refund including taxes and shipping and handling, where applicable. Masterfoods USA is also offering a $10 gift certificate good towards the purchase of any M&M'S® collectible.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Masterfoods USA at (800) 849-4867 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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