|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 642-4235
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Michaels Stores Recalls Silver Tree Tealight Candle Holders Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Silver Tree Tealight Candle Holders
Units: About 7,600 in the United States and 650 in Canada
Distributor: Michaels Stores Inc., of Irving, Texas
Hazard: The tealight cups are positioned where the flame from the candles can ignite other parts of the candle holder, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Michaels has received reports of six incidents including five fires and a consumer who received minor burns.
Description: This recall involves silver-colored tealight candle holders in a shape of a Christmas tree. The candle holders are about 16-inches tall and have a silver star on the top. Nine tealight cups and clear plastic beads hang from the tree branches.
Sold exclusively at: Michaels Arts & Craft stores nationwide from October 2010 through December 2010 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candle holders and return the product to any Michaels Arts & Craft store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Michaels at (800) 642-4235 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT, Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT on Sunday, or visit the firm’s website at www.michaels.com
Note: Health Canada Link http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/search-recherche/simple/en/?f_mc=4
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