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Safety Alert

Swan Creek Recalls Loose Votive 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Loose Votive Candles

Hazard: The positive and negative battery leads are incorrectly wired to the battery connector. The use or charging of the battery can cause the battery to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund, Replace

Consumer Contact: Swan Creek Candle Co. toll-free at (888) 804-8492 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.swancreeekcandle.com and click on "Candle Recall" at the bottom of the home page or e-mail at scc.votiveissue@gmail.com for more information.

Units: About 715,000

Description: The recalled votive candles were sold loose, not in any container, and were displayed in open trays or bins. The candles are 2-inches high and are wider at the top measuring 1.75- inch diameter on top and 1.5-inch at the base. The candles were sold in dozens of fragrance varieties and colors. The votive candles were not individually labeled with any prices, model numbers, names, date codes or fragrance descriptions.

Incidents/Injuries: Swan Creek Candle has received about 89 reports of the loose votive candles with high or erratic flames including four reports of minor burns. The firm has not received any reports of fire or property damage.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled votive candles and return them to any Swan Creek Candle company stores for a full refund or a replacement poured votive candle in a votive glass. Consumers who purchased online at www.swancreekcandle.com can contact Swan Creek Candle Co. to arrange a refund or replacement candle. Consumers who purchased at other candle shops can return to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Sold at: Swan Creek Candle company stores in Florida, Michigan and Ohio, other small candle shops nationwide and on-line at www.swancreekcandle.com from January 2012 through November 2012 for about $2.

Manufacturer: Swan Creek Candle Co., of Swanton, Ohio

Manufactured in: United States