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Pottery Barn Recalls Decorative Candles Due to Fire Hazard

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Recall Date:
January 17, 2008

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2008
Release #08-168

Firm's Contact: (888) 922-9245

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: Round and Egg-Shaped Decorative Candles

Units: About 185,000

Importer: Pottery Barn of San Francisco, Calif.

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

Incidents/Injuries: Pottery Barn has received two reports of the gold paint on the candle exterior igniting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: This recall involves egg-shaped and large and small round candles sold in three sizes. The candles were sold in green, red and white with gold glitter and leaf designs. The recall includes all styles of this candle, including style numbers 9444811, 9444928, 9444936, 9444944, 9444944, 9445214, 9445222, 9445222, and 9445313. The style number for the candles can be found on the price ticket under the candle.

Sold at: Pottery Barn stores nationwide from September 2007 through December 2007 for between $10 and $20.

Manufactured in: Hong Kong

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to any Pottery Barn store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn toll-free at (888) 922-9245 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET Monday through Sunday, or visit the company's Web site at www.potterybarn.com

 

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