November 29, 2001
Alco Industries Recalls Water Fountains With Candle Holders
- Alco Industries Inc.
has recalled about 75,000 water
fountains with candle holders. The tea candles on the water fountains can
flare up, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Alco Industries has received two reports of candles flaring up, including
two consumers who suffered burn injuries.
The recalled water fountains have a black base and two tiers of rocks over
which water flows. The decorative rocks come in various shapes and colors.
Two candles are perched above the fountain, set in black candle holders, and
lit behind a painted glass cover. A sticker on the bottom of the fountain
reads, "Made in China." The "Submersible Pump" attached to the bottom of the
fountain reads in part, "Jebo" and "Made in China"
Mass Retailers nationwide sold these water fountain candle sets from
February 2001 through October 2001 for between $10 and $20.
Consumers should stop using the tea candles immediately and return the water
fountain set to the store where purchased for a full refund or a replacement
of the tea candles. For more information, consumers should call Alco
Industries at (800) 862-9816 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PT Monday
through Friday or log on to the company's website at www.alcoindustries.com.