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
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