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December 19, 1994

Release # 95-046
CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184

CPSC, Division Sales Recall Santa Candle Holders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Division Sales Inc. of Itasca, Ill., is voluntarily recalling 10,332 Santa Claus Candle Holders, Item 66539, which sold at retail stores for $1.00.

The paint used on the Santa Claus Candle Holders, which is flammable, can ignite if the candle flame inside the holder flares up, if flames reach the paint through vent holes in the holder, or if the paint is exposed to an outside source of flame. The flames from the paint can then ignite nearby objects.

The Santa Claus Candle Holders, made of a ceramic material, stand 5 1/2 inches tall. The candle holder has an opening in the back of the metal cup for a wax candle. The Santa figure holding a lantern is predominantly red and white. The figure has two star shaped openings in the back and four star shaped holes in front. The candle holders have a label on the bottom, which reads, "MADE IN CHINA."

Consumers who have the Santa Claus Candle Holder should discontinue use of the product and return it to the retail store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, call the Division Sales toll-free at (800) 621-8134.

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 obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to