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March 8, 2001

Xanadu Candle Co. Recalls Nearly 3 Million Candles

Candles recalledGuatemala City, Guatemala (SafetyAlerts) - Xanadu Candle Co. said today it is voluntarily recalling about 2.8 million candles. These candles can burn with a high flame, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Xanadu Candle Co. has received seven reports of candles burning with high flames resulting in minor burns to consumers.

These candles were all sold in glass containers. A label on the bottom of these candles reads, "Nature's Preserves,TM" "Home Fragrance Filled" or "Spring Hydrangea." The "Nature's PreservesTM" candles include a 16-ounce canning jar container filled with imitation fruit, a 10-ounce round container filled with imitation flowers, jars containing candy corn or jelly beans, containers filled with star or tree shapes, square-shaped jars containing imitation vegetables, and "Beauty In BloomTM Botanical" candles. The "Home Fragrance" candles are sold in iced tea/lemonade glasses, champagne flutes and sherbet glasses. The "Spring Hydrangea" candles were round containers filled with imitation flowers. The bottom label on all the candles reads, "Trim wick to 1/4" before each lighting," "The White Barn Candle Co." and/or "Bath & Body Works."

Bath & Body Works and The White Barn Candle Co. stores nationwide sold these candles from June 1999 through January 2001 for between $15 and $25.

Consumers should stop using these recalled candles immediately and return them to any Bath & Body Works or The White Barn Candle Co. store for store credit for the price of the candle and a $5 coupon, or for a cash refund. For more information, call Bath & Body Works/The White Barn Candle Co. at (800) 395-1001 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

This recall does not apply to the 5.6 oz "Nature's PreservesTM" candles, which resemble small glass canning jars. This recall also does not apply to Nature's PreservesTM" Beauty in BloomTM" candles (small glass jars with imitation flowers), if there is a code on the bottom label that ends in either the letter "X" or "N."

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers March 8, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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