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Birch Bark Wrapped Candles Recalled by Roost Due to Fire Hazard

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Recall Date:
November 15, 2007

Recall Details

November 15, 2007
Release #08-083

Firm's Recall Hotline: (415) 339-9500 x212 (call collect)

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: Birch Bark Wrapped Candles

Units: About 1,200

Importer: Gate Five Group LLC, d.b.a. Roost, of Sausalito, Calif.

Hazard: The bark wrapping of the candle can ignite when the candle burns down, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the birch bark wrapping igniting as the candle burned down. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the following Roost birch bark wrapped candles. The center of the candle is white and the sides are covered with brown birch bark. "Roost" and the item number can be found on the box. "Roost" can also be found on the warning label on the bottom of the candle.

Item NumberSize (Inches)
CN501 4 ? x 4 ?
CN502 7 x 6
CN503 7 x 9
CN504 12 x 3

Sold by: Specialty retailers nationwide from September 2007 through October 2007 for between $20 and $80.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the candles immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or call Roost for product pickup and a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Roost collect at (415) 339-9500 ext. 212 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

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