|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 646-6360
Vance Kitira Recalls Cinnamon Spice Candles Due to 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: Cinnamon Spice Candles
Units: About 2,000
Importer: Vance Kitira International, of Little Falls, N.J.
Hazard: There are no instructions on the candle warning consumers to remove the cinnamon sticks and trim the wick before lighting the candle. The cinnamon sticks can ignite, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a cinnamon stick igniting and causing a small fire contained to the candle. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled candle is 4-inches in diameter and 6-inches tall with a long wick that ties two cinnamon sticks to the top of the candle. The candle is brown and cream in color. The item number (CS406BR) and "CinnSpc Cndl 4x6 Brown $19.99," and "Made in Thailand" are printed on the label on the bottom of the candle.
Sold at: Department stores and candle retailers nationwide from May 2006 through June 2007 for about $20.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and contact the firm for instructions on how to remove the cinnamon sticks and trim the wick.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Vance Kitira at (800) 646-6360 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://vancekitira.com
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