October 30, 2003CPSC, Michaels Stores, Inc. Announce
Recall of Halloween Candleholders
In cooperation with
the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Michaels Stores, Inc.,
of Irving, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 165,000 Halloween tealight
candleholders. Because of the lack of ventilation in these ceramic
candleholders, the tealights can flare up, posing a risk of burns to
Michaels Stores has received eight reports of flare-ups or scorching with
these Halloween candleholders. Three consumers reportedly received minor
burns to their fingers.
These ceramic Halloween tealight candleholders are in the shape of pumpkins,
gourds, witch hats and ghosts. They are about 2.5 inches to 3.25 inches
high. The orange sticker on the bottom of the candleholders reads, "Made in
China" and "MSI Irving, TX."
Michaels Stores nationwide sold these Halloween candleholders from July 2003
through October 2003 for about $1.
Consumers should stop using these candleholders immediately and return them
to any Michaels Store for a refund. For more information, contact Michaels
Stores at (877) 562-3816 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday,
or go to the company's Web site at www.Michaels.com.