|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 922-9245
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Pottery Barn Recalls Gourd Candles for Fire Hazard
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: Gourd Candles
Units: About 68,000
Distributor: Pottery Barn, of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The gourd candles can have excessive flame height and could fail to self-extinguish when burning down to the bottom of the candle, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves five styles of individual gourd-shaped candles and a set of eight mini-gourd candles. The style number for the candles can be found on the price ticket, receipt or shipping invoice.
|Gourd-Shaped Candles||Style Number||Price|
|Medium Dark Green Gourd||6249403||$12|
|Long Tan Gourd that is butternut squash-shaped with two wicks||6278204||$16|
|Tall Beige Gourd||6841803||$16|
|Tall Dark Green Gourd||8119265||$19|
|Medium, Light Green Gourd||8119331||$12|
|A set of eight Mini Gourd candles that contains two white,
two green and four beige candles
Sold at: Pottery Barn stores nationwide, the Pottery Barn catalog and PotteryBarn.com from September 2006 through October 2006 for between $12 and $24.
Manufactured in: Vietnam.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these candles and return them to Pottery Barn for a full refund. Customers who purchased the candles via catalog or potterybarn.com can call the toll-free number for a refund (including shipping).
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 firm's Web site at www.potterybarn.com
Pottery Barn Media Contact: Leigh Oshirak at (415) 438-8106.