December 20, 2001
LTD Commodities Has Recalled Snowman Holiday Porcelain Lanterns
- LTD Commodities Inc.
has recalled about
33,000 Snowman Holiday Porcelain Lanterns. These snowman lanterns can crack
or catch fire due to excessive heat from the tealight candles, which poses a
risk of injury to consumers.
LTD Commodities has received 18 reports of the snowman lanterns cracking or
catching on fire, including one consumer who suffered a burn to her finger.
The recalled Holiday Porcelain Votive Lanterns are shaped like a snowman and
have a white body; brown, tree-limb-like arms; an orange nose; and a black
hat. A votive tealight candle illuminates the snowman from inside, which can
be seen through holes in the body, the face, and hat. The lanterns have a
product code number of HVO-MAN 102723-01, and have a label on the bottom of
the snowman that reads in part, "WARNING: This item becomes extremely hot
during use" and "MADE IN CHINA."
LTD Commodities sold these lanterns through their mail-order catalogs
between September 2001 and November 2001 for about $4.
Consumers should stop using these lanterns immediately and contact LTD
Commodities toll-free at (866) 736-3654 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT
Monday through Friday for information about returning the product for a full