July 3, 1996
Release # 96-158
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC and IMSA International Inc. Announce Terra
Cotta Candle Set Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), IMSA International
Inc. of El Paso, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 50,000 three-piece terra cotta
potted candle sets. The clay pots may overheat and catch fire.
IMSA International received three reports of the clay pots catching fire. One consumer
burned her face attempting to blow out the fire. In another case, the pots flamed up
causing fire and smoke damage to wallpaper and tile.
The two-ounce candles, measuring two inches high, are potted in terra cotta clay flower
pots or vases and shrink wrapped in a small terra cotta tray.
Dollar Tree stores in the South, East, and Midwest sold sets of three terra cotta candles
for $1 from April 1 through April 24, 1996.
Consumers should not use the candle sets and should return them to the store where
purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers should contact IMSA at (800)
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