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"Recall Alerts"

05-18-2011

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Katie Brown Tea Light Candle Sets recalled by Meijer Inc. Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Meijer Stores


(1) KATIE BROWN TEA LIGHT CANDLE SETS RECALLED BY MEIJER INC. DUE TO FIRE HAZARD; SOLD EXCLUSIVELY AT MEIJER STORES

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: Katie Brown 12-piece tea light candle sets

Units: About 7,600

Importer: Meijer Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Hazard: The clear plastic candle holder can ignite, posing a serious burn and fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Meijer has received one report of the resin cup catching fire and melting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recalled wax tea light candles in clear plastic holders were sold in five different colors/scents: vanilla, spruce, snappy spice, sunny tuscany and sweet love. Model numbers are 50181MKB, 50182MKB, 50183MKB, 50184MKB and 50185MKB printed on the bottom of the tea light holder. The wax tea light candles measure approximately 2 inches in diameter. The Katie Brown logo is printed on the clear packaging cover of the tea lights. Printed on a label on the bottom of each 12-piece pack of tea light candles is “Distributed by Wholesale Merchandisers, Inc. 2929 Walker Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544. Made in India. www.katiebrown.meijer.com"

Sold Exclusively: Meijer Stores in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana from October 2010 through March 2011 for about $8.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the tea light candles immediately and return all tea light candles sets to any Meijer Store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.meijer.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11223.html

Picture of recalled Tea Light Candle Sets

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.

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