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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 ¼�. 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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