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December 10, 1997

Release # 98-040
CPSC: Yolanda Fultz-Morris
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219

CPSC and Godinger Announce Holiday Candle Holder Recall

CPSC, Roman Inc. Announce Recall of Candleholder SetsWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Godinger Silver Art Co. Ltd. of Ridgewood, N.Y., is recalling about 31,000 tree-shaped candle holders. The candle holders contain small glass pots that can overheat and shatter, presenting a fire hazard.

Godinger has received two reports of the glass pots cracking while in use and releasing the burning wick and melting wax. The two reports involved fire damage to a table surface and to carpets. No injuries have been reported.

The circular, tree-shaped candle holders, measuring 14.5 inches high and 7.5 inches wide at the base, are made of silver-plated wire. The candle holders were packaged with four green and five red, small glass pots and with nine tea-light candles. The candle holders have style number 1731 on their packaging.

Major retail department and gift stores sold the candle holders nationwide from October 1996 through December 1996 for about $25.

Consumers should immediately stop using the candle holders and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers should call Godinger at (800) 544-2209 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST 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