Safety Alert Number 0801118

The Wick & Petal Co. Recalls Candles Due to Fire Hazard

Release #08-167

Firm's Recall Hotline: (317) 441-8008
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

The Wick & Petal Co. Recalls Candles 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: Jar candles

Units: About 1,300

Manufacturer: The Wick & Petal Co. of Indianapolis, Ind.

Hazard: The candles can burn with a high flame, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Wick & Petal has received seven reports of the candles burning with high flame, some resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves all Wick & Petal jar candles. The candles have a cylindrical shape and a chrome lid. The lid has a white label with a picture of the fragrance, the fragrance name, and "Wick & Petal Co. " printed on it.

Sold at: Select candle retailers and craft fairs in Indiana from October 2007 through December 2007 for between $8 and $18.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Wick & Petal at (317) 441-8008 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.wickandpetal.com. The company will accept collect calls on their main line number.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08167.html