Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Family Dollar Recalls Wax Warmers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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: Wax Warmers

Hazard: The wax warmers can produce high flames, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Family Dollar stores at 800-547-0359 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at www.familydollar.com, then click on Product Recalls in the Help section at the bottom of the page.

Units: About 32,000

Description: This recall involves ceramic wax warmer sets that include four vanilla-scented wax cubes for melting and a teacup-shaped ceramic warmer with an opening to insert a tea light candle. Candles are not sold as part of set. The ceramic warmers were colored cream with gold trim, and green with gold trim.

Incidents/Injuries: Family Dollar has received 11 reports of the warmers producing high flames, including two reports of burn injuries and three reports of property damage.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wax warmers and return them to any Family Dollar store location for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at: Family Dollar stores nationwide from April 2015 through September 2015 for $4.

Importer: Family Dollar Services Inc., of Matthews, N.C.

Manufactured in: China