October 13, 1999
Halloween Pumpkin Tealight Candles Sold at Bath
& Body Works Recalled
(SafetyAlerts) - Universal Candle
Co., of China, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily
recalling about 21,000 Halloween pumpkin tealight candles sold at Bath & Body Works.
The recalled candles can burn
with a high flame, presenting fire and burn hazards to consumers. A Bath & Body
Works store received one report of a candle generating a high flame. No injuries have been
The recalled tealight candle has an
orange pumpkin face, with yellow eyes, nose and mouth and a green stem. Purple outlines
the features on the pumpkin face. The wick is placed above the pumpkin's nose. The candle
is contained in an aluminum base.
A label on the base of the candle
reads in part, "Specially made in China for Bath & Body Works." Bath &
Body Works stores nationwide sold the candles throughout September 1999 for about $1.
Consumers should stop using the candles immediately, and return the candles to any Bath
& Body Works store for a full refund and a $10 gift certificate per customer. For more
information, consumers should call Bath & Body Works toll-free at (800) 395-1001
between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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