Safety Alert Number 0801119

Pottery Barn Recalls Decorative Candles Due to Fire Hazard

Release #08-168

Firm's Contact: (888) 922-9245
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Pottery Barn Recalls Decorative 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: Round and Egg-Shaped Decorative Candles

Units: About 185,000

Importer: Pottery Barn of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The candle's exterior coating can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Pottery Barn has received two reports of the gold paint on the candle exterior igniting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: This recall involves egg-shaped and large and small round candles sold in three sizes. The candles were sold in green, red and white with gold glitter and leaf designs. The recall includes all styles of this candle, including style numbers 9444811, 9444928, 9444936, 9444944, 9444944, 9445214, 9445222, 9445222, and 9445313. The style number for the candles can be found on the price ticket under the candle.

Sold at: Pottery Barn stores nationwide from September 2007 through December 2007 for between $10 and $20.

Manufactured in: Hong Kong

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

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn toll-free at (888) 922-9245 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET Monday through Sunday, or visit the company's Web site at www.potterybarn.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08168.html