Michaels Stores Recalls Silver Tree Tealight Candle Holders Due to Fire Hazard

The tealight cups are positioned where the flame from the candles can ignite other parts of the candle holder.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2010
Release #11-078
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 642-4235
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

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's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1227

Picture of Recalled Tealight Candle Holder