CPSC, Home Interiors & Gifts Inc. Announce Recall of Candle Tins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued May 31, 2005, Revised February 21, 2006

Release #05-183
Firm's Telephone Number: (972) 695-1061
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: Phone Number Change.

CPSC, Home Interiors & Gifts Inc. Announce Recall of Candle Tins

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: Home Interiors Fundraising Candle Tin Series

Units Sold: About 300,000.

Manufacturer: Home Interiors & Gifts Inc., of Carrollton, Texas.

Hazard: The candle flames could flare up out of the tin container during use, posing a fire and burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been ten reports of candles flaring up. Some surfaces where candle tins were placed were scorched by these candles. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall includes 6.5 ounce, individually packaged candle tins that are 3-1/4 inches wide and 2 inches tall with an approximate burn time of 35 hours. The lidded tins are silver with fragrance name labels on the side. Fragrances include Sandalwood, Suede, Mulberry, Seaside Breeze, Hawaiian Delight, Carrot Cake, Fresh Peach, Baked Apple Pie, Vanilla Crème and Lemon Torte.

Sold At: Home Interiors' fundraising programs and through direct sales associates from April 2005 through May 3, 2005 for $8.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled candles immediately. Consumers with the recalled candles should go to the firm's Web site at www.homeinteriors.com and click on the candle tin recall for instructions on how to return the candle tins free of charge. Consumers without Internet access can call the firm directly at the toll free number listed below. Information will be available as of Friday, May 27, 2005 via the Home Interiors' website and the toll free number. For every candle tin returned, consumers will receive a replacement Home Interiors Candle Tin of the same fragrance and also one of Home Interiors' fragranced body care products.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Home Interiors at (972) 695-1061 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the Web site at www.homeinteriors.com

Picture of Recalled Candle