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CPSC, Bath & Body Works Announce Recall of Votive Candles

Mar 18, 2004 |

The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: “Real Essence†votive candles

Units: 733,000

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 ¼â€. 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.

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