July 20, 2000Oil Burning Candles Recalled by
MN (SafetyAlerts) - Target Corp. is
voluntarily recalling about 16,000 glass and metal oil burning candles because the glass
on these candles can shatter, creating a fire hazard.
The candles come in two shapes:
rectangular and circular. The glass portion of the candle is supported by a metal black
metal frame. There are two glass pieces that stack on top of each other. The lower glass
piece has a reservoir for oil. The top glass piece has an opening for a wick. The circular
candle measures 6.25 inches in diameter and the rectangular candle measures 5.5 inches by
The candles were made in China.
Target stores sold these candles nationwide from January 2000 through May 2000. The
circular candles sold for $8 and the rectangular candles sold for $15.
Target has received six reports of
these candles shattering, including three reports of minor property damage. There have
been no injuries reported.
Consumers should stop using these
candles immediately and return them to the nearest Target store for a refund. For
additional information, consumers should call Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and
6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers July 20, 2000.
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