October 30, 1996
Release # 97-017
|CPSC: Hanna Simone
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1185
CPSC and C.R. Seasons LTD. Announce
Halloween Hand Candle Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), C.R. Seasons LTD. of
Farmingdale, N.Y., is recalling about 47,100 hand-shaped, five wick Bleeding Hand
Halloween candles. The hand-shaped wax candles generate high flames that may present a
The Bleeding Hand wax candle is hand shaped with five fingers each having individual
wicks. The candle flames may reach 8 inches high as the candles melt down to the palm with
the wicks of the five fingers burning together. C.R. Seasons has received no reports of
excess flames or injuries associated with the Bleeding Hand Halloween candles. This recall
is being conducted to prevent injuries and fires.
The hand-shaped Bleeding Hand wax candle is sold in two colors: pink skin-toned with a red
band around the bottom of the wrist; and dark green with a red band around the bottom of
the wrist. The 7-inch high candle came in a plastic and purple cardboard package labeled
with the names "Bleeding Hand Candle" and "C.R. Seasons LTD" on the
front and back of the packaging.
Small gift and specialty stores and drug stores in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut
and the discount store Caldor sold the Bleeding Hand Candle during Halloween of 1995 and
1996 for about $4. Caldor is cooperating with CPSC and C.R. Seasons in this recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the hand-shaped Bleeding Hand candle and return
them to the place of purchase for a refund of the purchase price. For more information
consumers should call C.R. Seasons LTD at (800) 425-9889.
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unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the
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