Safety Alert Number 0704040

Tequila Rose Distilling Co. Recalls Gel Candles Due To Fire and Burn Hazards

Release #07-161
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 567-7303
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream candle sets
Units: About 60,000
Distributor: McCormick Distilling Co. , doing business as Tequila Rose Distilling Co. , of Weston, Mo. Manufactured in: China (candle)

Hazard: The martini glass containing the gel candle can break while the candle is burning, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of glasses breaking while the candle was burning. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled gel candles came in the Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream set, a Valentine's Day gift set. The candle has pink gel and is contained in a martini glass. The words "Tequila Rose" and "Made in China" are printed on the glass. The gift set also includes a 750 milliliters bottle of Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream liqueur.

Sold at: Licensed alcohol beverage retail stores nationwide from January 2007 through March 2007 for about $20.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the gel candle and contact the firm for instructions on how to get a free replacement candle.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Tequila Rose Distilling at (800) 567-7303 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at:

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