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Pier 1 Imports Recalls Tealight Candle Holders Due to Fire Hazard

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Recall Date:
March 06, 2008

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2008
Release #08-209

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-4595

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: Silver Square Tealight Candle Holder

Units: About 18,000

Importer/Distributor: Pier 1 Imports, of Fort Worth, Texas

Hazard: The spacing of the holes in a concentrated pattern allows the holder to heat-up. This can cause the tealights to burn unexpectedly fast and with a higher flame height than normal, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Pier 1 Imports has received seven reports of high flames. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The metal Tealight Candle Holder measures 7" x 7" and has a silver metallic top with a black base. It has nine square openings for use with tealight candles. The product's SKU number 2174941 can be located on the bottom of the base.

Sold by: Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide from June 2007 through December 2007 for between $6 and $25.

Manufactured in: Philippines

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the tealight holder immediately and return it to any Pier 1 Imports store for a refund of the purchase price or a store credit. Refunds will be determined based on price paid.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pier 1 Imports at (800) 245-4595 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday and between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Sunday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.pier1.com

 

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