Safety Alert Number 0712112

Christmas Candle Sets Recalled By Specialty Merchandise Corp Due to Fire Hazard

Release #08-144

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 839-8757
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Christmas Candle Sets Recalled By Specialty Merchandise Corp. Due to Fire Hazard

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: Christmas Candle Sets

Units: About 13,000

Distributor: Specialty Merchandise Corporation (SMC), of Simi Valley, Calif.

Hazard: The snowman candle could tip over and the exterior coating on both candles can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the 2-pieced Snowman and Christmas tree candle set. The snowman candle measures 6 and ¼ inches high and the Christmas tree candle measures 7 inches high.

Sold through: SMC's catalog from October 2003 through September 2007 for between $4 and $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the candles immediately and contact SMC to return the candle for a refund of the original purchase price.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact SMC at (888) 839-8757 or visit the company's Web site at www.smcorp.com/recall

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08144.html