January 24, 2002
Value City, Schottenstein Stores Has Recalled Dried Flower Candles
-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
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 www.valuecity.com.