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Nordstrom Recalls Taper and Votive Candles Due To Fire Hazard

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Recall Date:
January 22, 2008

Recall Details

January 22, 2008
Release #08-170

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 804-0806

Nordstrom Media Contact: (206) 373-3038

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: Nordstrom "At Home" Taper and Votive Candles

Units: About 2,500

Importer: Nordstrom Inc., of Seattle, Wash.

Hazard: The candle's exterior coating can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Nordstrom has received four reports of flames or smoke coming from the candle or the exterior coating. One instance of property damage was reported but no injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Nordstrom "At Home" 10-inch taper candles and Nordstrom "At Home" votive candles. The taper candles were sold under style numbers NR-07059G and NR-07059S. The votive candles were sold under style numbers NR-07001G and NR-07001S. The candles came in silver and gold and were sold in a box of six. The style number can be found on a sticker at the bottom of the packaging.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Sold at: Nordstrom stores nationwide from September 2007 through December 2007 for about $18 for the taper candles and about $12 for the votive candles.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and return them to any Nordstrom store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nordstrom at (800) 804-0806, 24 hours per day, visit the company's Web site at, or email


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