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December 10, 1997

Release # 98-039
CPSC: Yolanda Fultz-Morris
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219

CPSC, Roman Inc. Announce Recall of Candleholder Sets

CPSC, Roman Inc. Announce Recall of Candleholder SetsWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Roman Inc. of Roselle, Ill., is recalling about 800 train candleholder sets. The candleholders can melt and ignite when exposed to a direct flame, presenting a fire hazard.

CPSC and Roman Inc. are aware of one report of a candleholder melting and igniting a bathroom vanity. No injuries have been reported.

The candleholder set includes one locomotive and two boxcars. The locomotive and boxcars are acrylic and the candle receptacle is brass. Each boxcar has brass plates on the sides which read, "MERRY CHRISTMAS." There is a hang tag attached to the set, which is labeled in part, "Roman Inc...Made in Taiwan...Item 76530."

Card, gift, hardware and specialty stores nationwide sold the candleholder sets from March 1996 through March 1997 for about $16.

Consumers should stop using the candleholder sets immediately. Consumers will receive a refund by returning the candleholder sets to the store where purchased or to Roman Inc. at 555 Lawrence Avenue, Roselle, IL 60172. Consumers will be reimbursed for postage. For more information, consumers should call Roman Inc. at (800) 729-7662 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.

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