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Pottery Barn Recalls Gourd Candles for Fire Hazard

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Recall Date:
November 21, 2006

Recall Details

November 21, 2006
Release #07-038
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 922-9245
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Pottery Barn Recalls Gourd Candles for Fire 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: Gourd Candles

Units: About 68,000

Distributor: Pottery Barn, of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The gourd candles can have excessive flame height and could fail to self-extinguish when burning down to the bottom of the candle, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves five styles of individual gourd-shaped candles and a set of eight mini-gourd candles. The style number for the candles can be found on the price ticket, receipt or shipping invoice.


Gourd-Shaped CandlesStyle NumberPrice
Medium Dark Green Gourd 6249403 $12
Long Tan Gourd that is butternut squash-shaped with two wicks 6278204 $16
Tall Beige Gourd 6841803 $16
Tall Dark Green Gourd 8119265 $19
Medium, Light Green Gourd 8119331 $12
A set of eight Mini Gourd candles that contains two white,
two green and four beige candles
8117798 $24


Sold at: Pottery Barn stores nationwide, the Pottery Barn catalog and from September 2006 through October 2006 for between $12 and $24.

Manufactured in: Vietnam.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these candles and return them to Pottery Barn for a full refund. Customers who purchased the candles via catalog or can call the toll-free number for a refund (including shipping).

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn toll-free at (888) 922-9245 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET Monday through Sunday, or visit the firm's Web site at

Pottery Barn Media Contact: Leigh Oshirak at (415) 438-8106.


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