Atico International Has Recalled Christmas CandlesDec 24, 2002 | Safetyalerts.com Atico International USA Inc. has recalled about 60,000 Christmas tealight candles. The wick is not properly set inside the tealight, which may cause the plastic holder to melt and pose a fire hazard to consumers. Atico has received one report involving melting of the plastic holder; however, no injuries have been reported.
The recalled candles have a clear plastic holder and were available in red, white and green.
Some of the candles have the words, "Merry Christmas," "Christmas Morning," "Candy Cane," or "A Christmas Avenue" on the packaging. These candles were manufactured in China. Eckerds, Kerr Drugs, Snyders Drugstore, and Farmacias El Amal stores nationwide sold the candles from September 2002 through December 2002 for between $2.50 and $4.