|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 287-3232
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: Sequin Glitter Candles
Units: About 29,000
Distributor: Christmas Tree Shops Inc., of South Yarmouth, Mass.
Hazard: The candle's exterior glitter coating can ignite, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of flames or smoke coming from the candle or the exterior coating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves glitter candles in three styles.
|0 00014 42442 7||3 inches across x 3 inches tall|
|0 00014 42441 0||3 inches across x 6 inches tall|
|0 00014 42444 1||6 inches tall, teardrop shape|
The candles were available in gold, silver and red. The UPC label can be located on the product's packaging.
Sold at: Christmas Tree Shop retail locations nationwide from November 2006 through December 2006 for between $1.70 and $3.00.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. For a list of stores, visit the firm's Web site.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Christmas Tree Shops toll-free at (888) 287-3232 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.christmastreeshops.com
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