April 5, 2007
Release #07-150

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 669-1708


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: Chanukah Oil Candles

Units: About 9,000

Importer: Aviv Judaica Imports Ltd., of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Distributor: Ahron's Judaica, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Hazard: The oil candles can become engulfed in flames and melt the plastic cups holding the candles in place, allowing hot wax to leak out, which poses fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Both firms have received eight reports of the candles igniting and the plastic melting. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves both the 44 count and the 36 count of Chanukah Oil Candles. The packaging is a red box with the following printed on it: "Chanukah Oil Candles With Jelled Extra Virgin Olive Oil" and "Distributed by Ahron's Judaica Item # OCCL-25/44."

Sold through: Jewish speciality stores nationwide from November 2006 through December 2006 for between $15 and $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact the firm for instructions on how to get a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Ahron's Judaica toll-free at (866) 669-1708 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.


Picture of Recalled 44 Chanukah Oil CandlesPicture of Recalled 36 Chanukah Oil Candles