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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 1995

Release # 96-051
CPSC: Kate Primo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

CPSC and International Silver Company Recall Holiday Candle Holder

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), International Silver Company of Boston, MA, is voluntarily recalling about 33,000 "Tree Shaped 7 Light Votive Holder" candle holders. The candle holder contains small glass pots that may overheat and shatter. The same product was sold by another company and was previously recalled on December 18, 1995.

International Silver Company received seven reports of the glass pots shattering, including one where a consumer's leg was injured.

The tree-shaped, wire candle holders, measure 12.75 inches high and 13.75 inches wide at the base, and is silver plated (item #991194751). The candle holders are packaged with four green and three red small glass pots in which votive candles can be placed. Major retail department and gift stores sold the candle holders nationwide from September 1995 through December 1995 from $19.99 to $24.99 each. Home Shopping Network also sold this votive holder and has begun a campaign to notify its consumers.

Consumers should stop using the candle holders immediately and return them to the store purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers living in Massachusetts should call International Silver Company's Risk Manager at (617) 568-1590 and consumers living outside Massachusetts can call toll-free (800) 667-5743.

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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