Tealight candles in the home provide a relaxing and tranquil environment for most of us, but proper safety precaution must always be followed to prevent fires. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission just released a fire hazard recall alert related to a specific tealight candle holder sold in the United States...
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
March 3, 2009
Seventh Avenue Recalls Tealight Candleholders Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Tealight Candleholders
Units: About 430
Importer: Berkeley Designs, of Hawthorne, Calif.
Hazard: The faceted resin accents on the sides of the candleholder can ignite, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Seventh Avenue has received one report of the candleholder igniting resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves a wire formed tealight candleholder with ball feet. The sides have small and large round resin accents in amber and red. The holder holds up to five tealight candles (included). The model number is 609073 located on the original packaging.
Sold at: Seventh Avenue’s spring 2008 catalogs and online at www.seventhavenue.com from February 2008 through October 2008 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candleholder and return it to Seventh Avenue for a full refund or store credit, and a $10 coupon. All known users have been contacted.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Seventh Avenue at (800) 991-4442 between 8 a.m. and 12 a.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.seventhavenue.com
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