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Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Home Interiors & Gifts Announces Recall of Tea Lights
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND HOME INTERIORS & GIFTS ANNOUNCES RECALL OF TEA LIGHTS
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Home Interiors is recalling 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.
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.
The CPSC point of contact is Scott Wolfson, release number 03-052, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03052.html
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