|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2004
Release # 04-101
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 395-1001
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Bath & Body Works Announce Recall of Votive Candles
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms 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: "Real Essence" votive candles
Manufacturer: Bath & Body Works and The White Barn Candle Company of Columbus, Ohio
Hazard: These votive candles can burn with a high flame or irregular flame posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The company has received nine complaints of votive candles burning with high flame, two of which involved minor injuries.
Description: The votive candles were sold individually and in sets. A label on the bottom of the votive candle reads: Real Essence 1 ½" x 2 ¼". The specific recalled votive candles are: Rosewood Tea; Lilac Blossom; Vintage Leather; Brushed Suede; Warm Vanilla Sugar; Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin; Spiced Cider; and Amber Myrrh. These votive candles were also sold in a six-pack set: Lilac Blossom, Spiced Cider, and Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin. In addition, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin was sold in "the scented home quartet" set. This recall does not apply to any other Real Essence votive candles.
Sold at: Bath & Body Works and The White Barn Candle Company stores nationwide sold these votive candles and sets from March 2003 to February 2004 for $1.25 to $18.00.
Manufactured in: USA
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled votive candles immediately and return them to any Bath & Body Works or The White Barn Candle Company store for a merchandise credit, merchandise exchange, or a full cash refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Bath & Body Works and The White Barn Candle Company at (800) 395-1001 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday. Visit the company's web site at: www.bathandbodyworks.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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