April 14, 1999
Release # 99-096
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1188
CPSC, Calvin Klein Cosmetics Co. Announce Recall
of Fragranced Candles
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Calvin Klein Cosmetics Co., of New York,
N.Y., is voluntarily recalling approximately 35,000 fragranced candles housed in tin
containers sold in the U.S. These candles can burn with a higher than normal flame, posing
a potential fire hazard.
Calvin Klein Cosmetics is aware of eight reports from consumers of the candles burning
with a high flame, resulting in one minor burn injury.
These candles were available in two sizes - 2.25 inches high and 1.5 inches high. The
large candles were sold separately and in gift sets, while the small candles were given
away as samples, gifts with purchases and included in gift sets. The following chart lists
the fragrance name written on each candle, and the color of the tin and box.
Small Tin Containers
"OBSESSION for men"
|Cream or Gold-tone
|"ETERNITY for men"
"ESCAPE for men"
Large Tin Containers
Major department and specialty stores nationwide
sold these candles from July 1998 through April 1999.
Consumers should stop using these candles immediately, and return them to the store where
purchased. For more information, consumers should call Calvin Klein Cosmetics at (800)
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
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