|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 925-6278
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: Holiday Times Candleholders
Units: About 61,000
Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Hazard: The candle holders could tip over, posing a fire hazard. Also, the glass holder could break, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves three Holiday Times candle holders shaped as a Santa Claus, a snowman, and a goblet. The goblet is made of glass. A tea light candle sits inside the holders. "Holiday Times" is printed on the product hang tag.
Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from September 2007 through February 2008 for between $13 and $17.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to Wal-Mart for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.walmartstores.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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