January 30, 2007
Release #07-092

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 564-1500
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Old Williamsburgh Candle Corp. Recalls Mason Jar Candles Due To Laceration and Burn Hazard


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: Old Williamsburgh Mason Jar Candles, sizes 3.5 to 5.0 oz.

Units: About 3.7 million

Manufacturer: Old Williamsburgh Candle Corp., of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Hazard: The wick can move from the center of the jar to the side causing the glass to overheat and possibly crack or shatter. Exposure to broken glass and molten wax poses laceration and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Old Williamsburgh Candle Corp. has received 11 reports of the candles cracking or shattering, including one laceration injury.

Description: This recall involves all scents and colors of Mason Jar Candles in 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, and 5.0 oz. sizes. The size of the candle is specified on the label at the bottom of the jar, on the last line of the label. Replacement Mason Jar Candles, which are not included in the recall, have a "Q" on either side of the label.

Sold through: Dollar stores, discount stores, and grocery stores nationwide from May 2006 through December 2006 for between $1 and $1.50.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to the place of purchase for an exchange or full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Old Williamsburgh Candle Corp. toll-free at (866) 564-1500 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Mason Jar Candle

Picture of Recalled Mason Jar Candle Label

Picture of Recalled Mason Jar Candle