The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Christmas Tree Shops have announced a voluntary recall of about 146,000 Embers tea light candles
. The clear plastic shell of the candle can ignite or melt, causing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Although no injuries have been reported, Christmas Tree Shops have received 13 reports of the candle shell igniting or melting, causing minor property damage.
Only Embers tea light candles manufactured in Hong Kong and China are subject to this recall. The candles were sold at Christmas Tree Shops locations in New England and Mid-Atlantic regions from January 2004 through November 2007 for between $1 and $5. Please see the CPSC press release for color and model numbers
of the recalled tea lights.
Stop using the candle immediately and return to any Christmas Tree Shop location for a full refund. Consumers may contact the firm at (888) 287-3232 for more information, or visit their website at www.christmastreeshops.com