December 11, 2002Home Interiors and Gifts Has
Recalled Tea Lights
- Home Interiors and Gifts Inc. has recalled about 211,000 sets of tea
lights. Flames from the tea lights can flare, and the excessive heat can
cause the plastic holders to melt, posing a fire hazard.
Home Interiors and Gifts has received 22 reports of the tea lights flaring
up and melting their plastic holders. These incidents have resulted in minor
property damage. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled tea lights are packaged 12 candles per box with "Home
Interiors" written on the top of the box. Each tea light candle has a clear
plastic base and is either red or ivory in color. The tea light candles are
imported from Hong Kong.
Home Interiors' direct sales associates exclusively sold the recalled tea
lights from September 2002 through November 2002 for about $5 per box.
Consumers should stop using the tea lights immediately and return any unused
tea lights by mail to Home Interiors at 2901 Trade Center Drive, Suite 100,
Carrollton, TX 75007. Consumers should include their return address
information to receive a retail gift certificate from Home Interiors for the
full purchase cost and shipping cost of the tea lights. For more
information, consumers can contact Home Interiors at (800) 749-4545 between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.