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May 11, 2000

ATICO Int'l USA Inc. Recalls Lighthouse Candle Holders

ATICO Int'l USA Inc. Recalls Lighthouse Candle HoldersFt. Lauderdale, FL (SafetyAlerts) - ATICO International USA Inc. is recalling about 14,000 lighthouse-shaped candle holders.  The wooden top of the candle holder can ignite, presenting fire and burn hazards to consumers.

ATICO International USA Inc. has received three reports of candle holders igniting. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled products are made of wood (painted white or natural) with a glass and metal top. They measure about 11 inches high and 5 inches wide. A tealight candle is placed in the top of the lighthouse and can be seen burning through the glass windows. There is no identifying information on the product. A sticker on the bottom of the candleholder reads, "Made in China." Rite Aid stores nationwide sold the candle holders from January through March 2000 for about $10.

Consumers should stop using the candle holders immediately and return the product to the nearest Rite Aid for a full refund.

For questions, consumers should call ATICO International USA Inc. at (800) 645-3867 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit Rite Aid's web site.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers May 11, 2000.

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