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September 27, 1996

Release # 96-195
CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184

CPSC and Bath & Body Works Inc. Announce Garden Lavender Botanical Candle Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bath & Body Works Inc. of New Albany, Ohio, is recalling about 18,400 Garden Lavender Botanical Candles. Dried flowers inside the candle may catch fire as the candle burns, presenting a fire hazard.

Bath & Body Works has received three reports of the lavender material inside the candle igniting. No injuries have been reported.

The cylindrical, white wax candles, measuring 4 inches high and 4 inches in diameter, contain small purple lavender flowers. A label on the bottom of the candle reads, "Garden Lavender Botanical Candle."

Bath & Body Works stores sold the lavender candles nationwide from May 1996 through August 1996 for about $15. Consumers should immediately stop using the lavender botanical candles and return them to any Bath & Body Works retail store for a refund of the purchase price, plus a $25.00 Bath & Body Works gift certificate. For more information consumers should call Bath & Body Works at (800) 395-1001.

No other Bath & Body Works candles are involved in this recall.

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