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.
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