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CPSC, Lang Candles Announce Recall of Thematic Candles

Jan 7, 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: Thematic Candles

Units: 92,000

Manufacturer: Lang Candles, of Delafield, Wis.

Hazard: Resin in the candleholder can ignite, posing a serious burn and fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Lang Candles has received nine reports of the candles igniting, resulting in six reports of property damage, though no one has been injured.

Description: The recalled resin-encased candles came in 57 different models and themes, including a birdhouse design, watering can, flowerpot, and Halloween and Christmas designs. Generally, the candles measured between 1 ½ to 4 inches in height and 2 ½ to 3 inches in width. The multi-colored candles also had various fragrances, such as vanilla, eucalyptus, lavender, and butter pecan. Most of the units were filled with wax or had a metal wax-filled cup that was inserted inside the unit. On the bottom of all of the candles is a label that reads, “LANG CANDLES, LTD. 800.260.8297 MADE IN CHINA.”

Sold at: Small craft and candle stores sold the candles from September 2001 through May 2003 for between $9 and $13. The candles were sold individually and in prepacks of two or three units.

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