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January 24,  2002

Value City, Schottenstein Stores Has Recalled Dried Flower Candles

Columbus, OH (SafetyAlerts) -Value City and Schottenstein stores have recalled about 6,400 botanical candles, which contain dried flowers. When burned, the dried flowers in the candle can catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Value City has received one report of the flowers in these candles catching on fire. No injuries or damage was reported.

The candles are made of uncolored wax and have dried yellow, purple and brown flowers in the outer layer. The candles are either square or round, and are about 4-inches high by 4-inches wide.

Value City and Schottenstein discount stores sold these candles nationwide from January 2001 through December 2001 for about $4.

Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, call Value City toll-free at (888) 278-6370 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at

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