|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 723-0925
Sally Foster Inc. Recalls Tea Lights 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: Tea Lights Sold with Votive Candle Holders
Units: About 46,800 sets
Retailer: Sally Foster, Inc., of Troy, Mich.
Importer: Innovage Distribution, Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The tea light candles have a clear, plastic shell that can melt or ignite, posing a fire or burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Sally Foster has received two reports of the plastic shells of these tea light candles igniting, causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled tea lights were sold as part of the three-piece Glass Candle Holders with Tea Lights Set, item number S106 in the Sally Foster catalog and Web site. The product's packaging was marked "Votive Holders with Tealights-Set of 3" and "Item Number 2006 157." Only the white tea light candles with clear plastic shells are affected. Products delivered after December 8, 2006 included tea lights with metal shells and are not included in this recall. The glass candle holders sold with these tea lights are not subject to the recall and consumers may continue to use them.
Sold through: Sally Foster's Web site from July 2006 through December 2006 and in Sally Foster catalogs from August 2006 through December 2006 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the tea light candles and contact Sally Foster for a set of six free replacement tea light candles with metal shells. Consumers who purchased the item online will be directly notified by Sally Foster and will receive the free set of six replacement tea light candles.
Consumer Contact: Call Sally Foster toll-free at (866) 723-0925 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday through Sunday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.sallyfoster.com
Media Contact at Sally Foster: Tamara Oliverio, (248) 404-2142
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