June 23, 1999
Release # 99-126
|CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Atico International USA Inc. Announce
Recall of Angel Candle Holders
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Atico International USA Inc., of Fort
Lauderdale, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 18,000 angel candle holders. The angel's
head on these candle holders can come into contact with the flame of a candle placed in
the holder, posing a fire hazard.
Atico has received one report of these candle holders melting, resulting in minor property
damage. No injuries have been reported.
This angel candle holder is about 6 inches high and made of brass- plated mesh. Its head
is a plastic, multifaceted "crystal." It has a tealight candle holder on its
back. The packaging of the candle holder includes the writing, "Mesh Candle
Holder" and "World Showcase." There is no writing on the candle holder.
Eckerd Drug Stores nationwide sold the candle holders between August 1998 and January 1999
for about $4.
Consumers should stop using these candle holders immediately and return them to any Eckerd
store for a refund. For more information, consumers can call Atico at (800) 645-3867
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