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CPSC, Dollar Tree Stores Inc. Announce Recall of Candle Sets

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Recall Date:
February 10, 2004

Recall Details

February 10, 2004
Release # 04-081
Firm's Hotline: (800) 876-8077 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Luminessence™ T-Lite Candles with Glass Holder

Units: 68,400

Manufacturer/Importer: Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., of Chesapeake, VA

Hazard: Paint on the exterior surface of the candles can sustain a flame posing a potential fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Dollar Tree received six reports of candles producing excessive flame and/or igniting. Three of these reports involved minor injuries and three involved minor property damage.

Description: The recalled candles were sold in packages containing eight tea light candles and one glass holder in the shape of a flower. The 1-inch tall candles were available in either gold or silver. A label affixed to the top of the package containing the recalled candles reads "Luminessence™ candles, 8 T-Lite Candles with Glass Holder, NET WT 3.2 oz (EACH 10G)." The label affixed to the bottom of the package reads, "DOLLAR TREE DIST., CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320, MADE IN CHINA."

Sold at: Dollar Tree, Only One Dollar, Only $1, Dollar Express, and Dollar Bills retail stores nationwide from September 2003 through October 2003 for $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Dollar Tree is offering a refund for each returned candle set.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company Web site at

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