IKEA Recalls Candles for Fire and Burn Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2006
Release #06-168
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 966-4532
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

IKEA Recalls Candles for Fire and Burn Hazards

 

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: Outdoor Candles

Units: About 133,000 packages of six candles

Manufacturer: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

Hazard: The candle's wax can catch fire causing a high flame and posing a fire and burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received 16 reports of incidents involving flaring of the outdoor candles, seven of which involved minor burn injuries.

Description and Models: The recall involves the ANGAR (#200.301.24) and SAMLAS (#900.524.43) outdoor candles. The candle's container is made of silver-colored metal and measures about four inches wide by two inches high. The container is filled with white wax. The candle's wick is about ½ inch square and is made of brown fiberboard. They were sold in packages of six candles. The candle name and article number (#) is written on the instructions for use accompanying the candles.

Sold Exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide from February 2001 through July 2005 for about $4.

Manufactured In: Estonia

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled candles immediately and return them to the nearest IKEA store's "Returns and Exchanges" department for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact IKEA at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ikea-usa.com

Picture of Recalled Outdoor Candles