The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Pier 1 Imports, has announced a voluntary recall of about 18,000 Silver Square tealight candle holders. The spacing of the holes in a concentrated pattern allows the metal holder to heat up, causing the tealights to burn unexpectedly fast and with a higher flame height than normal, posing a fire hazard. Although no injuries have been reported, Pier 1 Imports has received 7 reports of the candle holders having high flames.
Manufactured in the Philippines, and sold at Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide from June 2007 through December 2007 for between $6 and $25, the metal tealight candle holder measures 7" x 7" and has a silver metallic top with a black base. There are 9 square openings in the top of the candle holder for use with tealight candles. Please check the CPSC press release for more information on the recalled item.
Consumers should return the candle holder immediately to any Pier 1 Imports store for a refund of the purchase price or for a store credit. The price paid for the candle holder will determine the amount of the refund. For additional information, contact Pier 1 Imports at (800) 245-4595 or visit their website at www.pier1.com.