Weird Recall: Candles Pulled for Fire Hazard

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NEW YORK (MainStreet)  –  Pacific Trade International is voluntarily recalling approximately 7.48 million assorted candles since they are, unsurprisingly, a fire hazard.

Though it seems more logical to question when a candle isn’t a fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, who announced the recall on Tuesday, explained that these fiery trinkets were particularly problematic since they come in clear, plastic cups that “can melt or ignite” and then burn consumers or their houses.  

So far, Pacific Trade has received one report of the plastic cup melting while in use. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

The recall includes several different versions of tea lights sold under the brand names Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light. They were sold at Fred Meyer, Home Goods, Marshalls, Super Value, Target, TJ Maxx and Wegmans stores nationwide between July 2009 and February 2011 for between $1 and $12.

The candles come in various colors and were sold in sets or with tea light containers. You can visit the CPSC’s website to get a look at the products affected by the recall.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop lighting the candles (since, you know, they start fires) and return the items to the retailer for a store credit.

Those who have any questions can contact Pacific Trade International at (800) 331-8339 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website.

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