September 25, 2003CPSC, Lang Candles Ltd. Announce Recall
of Melting Pot Gift Sets
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary
cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Melting Pot Gift Sets
Manufacturer: Lang Candles Ltd., of Delafield, Wis.
Hazard: The melting pots can produce excessive flame and/or ignite
presenting a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Lang has received nine reports of the melting pots
producing excessive flame and/or igniting. Six of these involved burn
injuries to hands and five involved minor property damage.
Description: Each melting pot gift set is packaged in a heart-shaped
paperboard gift box with a ceramic melting pot (simmer pot), four
individually wrapped scented wax melters of various scents, and six tea
light candles that have "Lang" printed on the top. The gift sets diffuse
aroma by liquefying the scented wax melter on top of the melting pot through
the use of a tea light candle placed in the bottom of the melter. The gift
sets were sold in nine diff erent themes/styles printed on the exterior of
the gift box lid and melting pot. The name of the theme and its respective
"Part Number" are printed on the label affixed to the underside of the gift
box: Warm Your Heart 0614001, Above the Fruited Plains 0614002, Noel Rose
0614003, Holiday Bounty 0614004, All Decked Out 0614005, Stars Stars Stars
0614006, Herb Garden 0614007, Home and Heart 0614008, Frances' Garden
Sold at: Small craft and candle stores sold the Melting Pot Gift Sets from
May 2003 through August 2003 for about $20.
Manufactured in: Melters made in USA; Melting pot, Lang tea lights and box
made in China.
Remedy: Lang is offering a full refund for each returned gift set. For
instruction information contact Lang.
Consumer Contact: Call Lang at (888) 526-4011 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT
Monday through Friday.