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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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

Candle RecallWASHINGTON, 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 anytime.

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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