October 30, 2003CPSC, Walgreen Co. Announce Recall of
Pumpkin Tealight Candleholders
In cooperation with
the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Walgreen Co., of
Deerfield, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 5,000 pumpkin tealight
candleholders. The beads on the candleholders can ignite, posing a fire
Walgreens has received three reports of the beads on these tealight
candleholders catching fire. No injuries have been reported. The "Colors of
Autumn Beaded Pumpkin Tea Light Holders" are about 7 inches high and have
amber-colored plastic beads covering a copper- colored metal frame. A black
and copper-colored stem acts as a handle on the top of the product. The
product was sold with a hang tag that contained the item number: 642146.
Walgreens stores nationwide sold the tealight candleholders from September
2003 to October 2003 for $9.99.
Consumers should stop using the tealight candleholders immediately and
contact Walgreens for a refund. For more information, consumers should
contact Walgreens toll-free at (866) 778-6546, anytime, or visit the
company's web site at www.walgreens.com.