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October 13, 1999

Halloween Pumpkin Tealight Candles Sold at Bath & Body Works Recalled

Fire HazardWashington, D.C. (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 reported.

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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