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Safety Alert

Cost Plus World Market Recalls Bleeding Drip Taper 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: Bleeding drip taper candles

Hazard: The candles' high flame can ignite the surface of the wax, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Cost Plus World Market toll-free at 877-967-5362 from 7 a.m. to midnight ET daily or online at www.worldmarket.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.

Units: About 8,400

Description: This recall involves Cost Plus World Market's bleeding drip taper candles sold in a pack of two candles. The unscented wax candles are black and bleed red wax as they melt. They measure about 10 inches long. World Market, Bleeding Drip Taper Candles and SKU/UPC 544668/000000544668 can be found on the product packaging.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two incident reports, including one of a candle catching on fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to any Cost Plus World Market or World Market store for a full refund.

Sold at: Cost Plus World Market and World Market stores nationwide and online at www.worldmarket.com from August 2017 through October 2017 for about $7.

Manufacturer: Proud Wealth International LTD, of China

Importer: Cost Plus Management Services Inc., of Alameda, Calif.

Manufactured In: China