|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 1994
Release # 95-046
|CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184
CPSC, Division Sales Recall Santa Candle
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
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