Safety Alert Number 0709081

Hayes Company. Inc Recalls Outdoor Candles Due to Fire and Burn

Release #07-304
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 838-5053
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: "Avant Yarde" Decorative Glaze Outdoor Candles
Units: About 83,000
Importer/Distributor: The Hayes Company Inc. , of Valley Center, Kan.

Hazard: The candle's wax can catch fire causing a high flame, which poses a fire and burn hazard to

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of consumers who suffered minor burns to their hands
when they tried to extinguish flames coming from the candle.

Description: The recall involves three styles of outdoor citronella candles with a glazed lower portion that is
brown, blue, or green. The item number 18134 can be located on the top left part of the label on the bottom
of the candle.

Sold at: Ace Hardware stores nationwide from February 2006 through June 2007 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled candles immediately and return them to any Ace
Hardware store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Hayes at (800) 838-5053 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT
Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: