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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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

CPSC and C.R. Seasons LTD. Announce Halloween Hand Candle RecallWASHINGTON, 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 fire hazard.

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.

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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