|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2009
Release # 10-016
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 336-8666
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: Haunted House Screen Tea Light Holders
Units: About 7,800
Distributor: Coyne's & Company, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The window panes on the screen can ignite, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the window pane catching fire. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves haunted house screen tea light holders made of black metal with a transparent coating on the glass windows. The haunted house measures 15-inches wide by 15-inches high by 4-inches deep and can hold up to six tea lights. Tea light candles are not involved in this recall.
Sold exclusively at: Yankee Candle stores nationwide and online at YankeeCandle.com between August 2009 and September 2009 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candle holders and contact Coyne's & Company or Yankee Candle for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Coyne's & Co. at (800) 336-8666 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday or visit the firm's Web site at www.coynes.com. Consumers can also email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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