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"Recall Alerts"


Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Pottery Barn Recalls Gourd Candles for Fire 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.

Name of Product: Gourd Candles

Units: About 68,000

Distributor: Pottery Barn, of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The gourd candles can have excessive flame height and could fail to self-extinguish when burning down to the bottom of the candle, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves five styles of individual gourd-shaped candles and a set of eight mini-gourd candles. The style number for the candles can be found on the price ticket, receipt or shipping invoice.

Gourd-Shaped Candles Style Number Price Medium Dark Green Gourd 6249403 $12 Long Tan Gourd that is butternut squash-shaped with two wicks 6278204 $16 Tall Beige Gourd 6841803 $16 Tall Dark Green Gourd 8119265 $19 Medium, Light Green Gourd 8119331 $12 A set of eight Mini Gourd candles that contains two white, two green and four beige candles 8117798 $24

Sold at: Pottery Barn stores nationwide, the Pottery Barn catalog and from September 2006 through October 2006 for between $12 and $24.

Manufactured in: Vietnam.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these candles and return them to Pottery Barn for a full refund. Customers who purchased the candles via catalog or can call the toll-free number for a refund (including shipping).

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn toll-free at (888) 922-9245 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET Monday through Sunday, or visit the firmís Web site at

Pottery Barn Media Contact: Leigh Oshirak at (415) 438-8106.

Picture of Recalled Gourd Candles

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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