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Christmas Tree Shops Recalls Glitter Candles Due to Fire Hazard

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Recall Date:
October 09, 2007

Recall Details

October 9, 2007
Release #08-014

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

Picture of Recalled Sequin Glitter Candles
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