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May 22, 1991 (301) 504-0580

Release # 91-074

Kmart Recalls Gift Gallery Potpourri Burner

Washington, DC -- Kmart, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling an estimated 18,000 Gift Gallery Potpourri Burners, Item #20-00-21, which sold for $5.97 at Kmart stores from September 1990 through February 1991.

The tealight candle, which is sold with the Gift Gallery Potpourri Burner, burns too hot and may pose a risk of fire. The firm reports one incident where the tealight of the product was difficult to extinguish. No property damage or injury was reported.

Consumers should return the Gift Gallery Potpourri Burner to any Kmart store for a full refund. This product was available in one color: cream with strawberries on a vine.

The CPSC is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks associated with consumer products.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to