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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 1995

Release # 95-108
CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184

CPSC, Glass Dimensions Announce Recall of Satellight Oil Candles

WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Glass Dimensions of Essex, Mass., is announcing a recall of approximately 1,082 Satellight Oil Candles that may leak fuel and catch fire. The Vermont Fire Protection Division informed CPSC of this hazard after receiving reports of one fire that resulted from a faulty candle.

The oil candles were sold nationwide from January 1994 through February 1994 through 204 upscale retailers such as boutiques and specialty shops for $15 to $40.

The candles are elliptical glass containers that measure between 4 and 8 inches in diameter and less than 2 inches high. The containers are either mirrored or clear at the bottom with a white wick that extends from the top.

The recalled units have a clear support mechanism which fits flush against an eyelet that holds the wick in place. This seal prevents the passage of air into the candle's oil reservoir, which may cause pressure buildup and fuel leakage. Units with two opposite slots in the eyelets holding the wick, or a wire that holds the wick in place, have enough space for air to pass through and are not affected by this recall.

Consumers should stop using the recalled candles immediately and return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also mail the defective candles to Glass Dimensions, 197 Western Ave., Essex M.A. 01929, for a refund. For more information, consumers can call Glass Dimensions at (508) 768-7984.

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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