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"Recall Alerts"

04-20-2011

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Pacific Trade International Recalls Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazard


(1) PACIFIC TRADE INTERNATIONAL RECALLS CANDLES DUE TO FIRE AND BURN HAZARD

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Tea Lights

Units: About 615,195 sets (about 7.48 million candles)

Importer: Pacific Trade International Inc. of Rockville, Md.

Hazard: The candles have a clear, plastic cup that can melt or ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Pacific Trade has received one report of the plastic cup melting while in use. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recall involves tea lights sold under the brand names Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light. The candles are various colors. They were sold in sets or with tea light containers. Tea lights from the below sets are involved with this recall. Only tea lights that do not have any lettering imprinted on the bottom of the tea light cup are included in this recall.


Picture of recalled Fred Meyer/Chesapeake Bay Candle tea light set    Picture of recalled Fred Meyer/Chesapeake Bay Candle tea light set

RetailerBrandDescriptionDates SoldPriceUPC
Fred MeyerChesapeake Bay Candle36-piece plastic tea light setAugust 2009 through February 2011About $12754870634000, 754870687846




Picture of recalled Super Value/Modern Light Halloween tea light candles

RetailerBrandDescriptionDates SoldPriceUPC
Super ValueModern LightHalloween votive holder with tea light, various scentsAugust 2010 through November 2010About $1754870668128, 754870668135, 754870668142






Picture of recalled Target/Chesapeake Bay Candle Home Scents tea light candles

RetailerBrandDescriptionDates SoldPriceUPC
TargetChesapeake Bay CandleHome Scents 12-count tea light candles, various scentsJuly 2009 through February 2011About $4754870479250, 754870479328, 754870479397, 754870479441, 754870479496, 754870479540, 754870479649, 754870481147, 754870490583, 754870528262, 754870528347, 754870528361, 754870657689, 754870657726, 754870657764, 754870606458, 754870684333, 754870703386, 754870703423, 754870606359, 754870633416, 754870659072, 754870659119, 754870659157, 754870684296




Picture of recalled Target/Chesapeake Bay Candle Sweet Delights tea light candles

RetailerBrandDescriptionDates SoldPriceUPC
TargetChesapeake Bay CandleSweet Delights 12-count tea light candles, various scentsJanuary 2010 through February 2011About $5754870658693, 754870658709






Picture of recalled Target/Chesapeake Bay Candle Sentiments tea light candles

RetailerBrandDescriptionDates SoldPriceUPC
TargetChesapeake Bay CandleSentiments 12-count tea light candles, various scentsFebruary 2010 through June 2010About $5754870658334, 754870658341




Picture of recalled TJX/Marshall’s/Homegoods/Chesapeake Bay Candle Boo Flicker

RetailersBrandDescriptionDates SoldPriceUPC
TJX/Marshall’s/HomegoodsChesapeake Bay CandleBoo FlickerJuly 2010 through November 2010About $5754870700026




Picture of recalled Wegmans/Modern Light Treetop Tealights

RetailerBrandDescriptionDates SoldPriceUPC
WegmansModern LightFour-piece Treetop Tealights, various scentsNovember 2010 through December 2010About $6754870686580




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.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to the store where purchased for a store merchandise card equal to the purchase price.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Pacific Trade International at (800) 331-8339 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.chesapeakebaycandle.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11200.html

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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