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Gardener’s Supply Company Recalls Candle-Powered Carousels Due to Fire Hazard

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Recall Date:
December 23, 2008

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2008
Release #09-074

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 876-5520

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: Candle-Powered Carousels

Units: About 1,500

Importer: Gardener's Supply Co., of Burlington, Vt.

Hazard: The candle holder placement on the base of the carousels is too close to the structure, allowing the candle flame to come in contact and ignite different parts of the carousel, including the fans, trees and deer, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the carousels catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled candle carousels are made of yellow pine and stainless steel and measure about 9 inches in diameter by 13 inches high. The candle measures about 4 inches high. The candle carousels generate heat which rotate the fan blade and can cause the center platform to spin. The carousel is made of wood with cutouts of trees and deer.

Sold at: Gardener's Supply retail stores in Burlington and Williston, Vt. and Gardener's supply catalog distributed nationwide and on the internet at www.gardeners.com from September 2008 through November 2008 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the carousel immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers also can mail the product to Gardener's Supply Returns, 5 New England Drive, Essex Junction, VT 05452.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gardener's Supply Co. at (800) 876-5520 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.gardeners.com

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