|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 839-8757
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: Christmas Candle Sets
Units: About 13,000
Distributor: Specialty Merchandise Corporation (SMC), of Simi Valley, Calif.
Hazard: The snowman candle could tip over and the exterior coating on both candles can ignite, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the 2-pieced Snowman and Christmas tree candle set. The snowman candle measures 6 and ? inches high and the Christmas tree candle measures 7 inches high.
Sold through: SMC's catalog from October 2003 through September 2007 for between $4 and $13.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the candles immediately and contact SMC to return the candle for a refund of the original purchase price.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact SMC at (888) 839-8757 or visit the company's Web site at www.smcorp.com/recall
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