FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2007
Release #07-111

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 224-8811
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Gel Candles Recalled By M & A Global Technologies Due to Fire Hazard

 

Note: This recall has been re-announced as additional incidents have occurred.

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: Gel Candles

Units: About 1,700

Manufacturer: M & A Global Technologies Inc., doing business as Spa at Home, of Tallahassee, Fla.

Hazard: The candles can have excessive flame height, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: M & A Global Technologies has received seven reports of flames coming in contact with nearby combustibles resulting in minor fires, smoke and soot damage. There have been four reports of burn injuries to consumer's hands.

Description: This recall involves Everlasting Jelly candles. Models include Champagne Glass with Heart, Model #502; Large Oval Bowl with Sand & Shells, Model #109-XL; Tumbler with Sand & Shells, Model #101-S; Round Shape with Curly Top and Red Roses, Model #506; Round Shape with Penguins, Model #604; Tumbler with Blue Roses & Leaves, Model #805-11; and Round Shape with Two Butterflies, Model #806-8. The candles were sold in clear glass containers of various sizes with a smaller glass of gel in the middle of the candle.

Sold at: Spa at Home stores and Spaathome.com nationwide from October 2003 through December2003 and October 2005 through December 2005 for between $9 and $50.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and contact M & A Global Technologies for instructions on returning the product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact M & A Global Technologies at (866) 224-8811 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

 

Picture of Champagne Glass with Heart, Model #502

Champagne Glass with
Heart, Model #502

Picture of Large Oval Bowl with Sand & Shells, Model #109-XL

Large Oval Bowl with Sand & Shells,
Model #109-XL

Picture of Tumbler with Sand & Shells, Model #101-S

Tumbler with Sand & Shells,
   Model #101-S

Picture of Round Shape with Curly Top and Red Roses, Model #506

Round Shape with Curly Top
and Red Roses, Model #506

Picture of Round Shape with Penguins, Model #604

Round Shape with Penguins,
       Model #604

Picture of Tumbler with Blue Roses & Leaves, Model #805-11

Tumbler with Blue Roses &
Leaves, Model #805-11

Picture of Round Shape with Two Butterflies, Model #806-8

Round Shape with Two
Butterflies, Model #806-8