December 15, 1997
Release # 98-044
|CPSC: Yolanda Fultz-Morris
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219
CPSC, Gump's By Mail Announce Recall of
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Gump's By Mail Inc., of Weehawken, N.J.,
is recalling about 1,960 three-wick candles. The wax candle can generate high flames that
present a fire hazard.
Gump's By Mail has received 14 reports of high flames when the melted wax ignited as the
candle burned, resulting in 12 reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been
The three-wick candle is contained in a porcelain blue and white Oriental-style bowl,
measuring 5.25 inches wide and 3 inches high. A gold sticker on the bottom of the bowl is
labeled, "Andrea by Sadek...Made in Japan." A white sticker on the bottom of the
bowl is labeled in part, "Charles Sadek Import Co."
The candle was packaged in a brown cardboard box labeled in part, "Gump's...Style:
Gump's By Mail catalog sold the candle to consumers nationwide from May 1996 through
October 1997 for about $25. Gump's is not the manufacturer of the candle.
Consumers should stop using the candle immediately and return it to Gump's By Mail, Inc.
at the Postage Due Unit, U.S. Postal Service, McSherrystown, PA 17344-9998, to receive a
refund or credit of the purchase price. The candle should be returned in the porcelain
bowl. For more information, consumers should call Gump's By Mail at (800) 338-2670 between
8 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.
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