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Home and Consumer
Sunday June 15, 2008
• CPSC: Additional Incidents Prompt Re-Announcement of Recall of Gel Candles Due to Fire Hazard
• Uses For Bubble Foil Insulation
• Games for Sports Fans
CPSC: Additional Incidents Prompt Re-Announcement of Recall of Gel Candles Due to Fire Hazard
Note: This recall is an expansion of an earlier recall announced in February 2007.
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.
Name of product: Gel Candles
Units: About 1,700
Manufacturer: M & A Global Technologies Inc., doing business as Spa at Home, of Tallahassee, Fla.
Hazard: The candles can have excessive flame height, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: M & A Global Technologies has received four additional reports of higher than normal flames and flames coming in contact with nearby combustibles resulting in minor fires, smoke and soot damage. The company has also received one additional report of burn injuries to a consumer's hand.
Description: This recall involves Everlasting Jelly candles. Models include Champagne Glass with Heart, Model #502; Large Oval Bowl with Sand & Shells, Model #109-XL; Tumbler with Sand & Shells, Model #101-S; Round Shape with Curly Top and Red Roses, Model #506; Round Shape with Penguins, Model #604; Tumbler with Blue Roses & Leaves, Model #805-11; and Round Shape with Two Butterflies, Model #806-8. The candles were sold in clear glass containers of various sizes with a smaller glass of gel in the middle of the candle.
Sold at: Spa at Home stores and Spaathome.com nationwide from October 2003 through December2003 and October 2005 through December 2005 for between $9 and $50.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and contact M & A Global Technologies for instructions on returning the product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact M & A Global Technologies at (866) 224-8811 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.spaathome.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08287.html
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