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Safety Alert

Olympic Mountain Products Recalls Tealight Wax Warmers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Costco

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: Tealight Wax Warmer sets

Hazard: The tealights in the warmers can burn with an erratic or high flame, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Olympic Mountain Products toll-free at (855) 330-3590 anytime, or online at www.MyEssenza.com and click on "Recall Alert Notice" for more information.

Units: About 209,000 sets in the United States and 23,000 sets in Canada

Description: This recall involves ceramic tealight warmer sets that include four tealight candles, four sets of scented wax cubes for melting, and a ceramic warmer with a metal stand and a glass dish to hold the wax cubes. The ceramic tealight warmers are white with a green glass dish or brown with an orange glass dish for the wax cubes. "Essenza" is printed on the front of the packaging and Costco item number #852473 is printed on the sides of the packaging.

Incidents/Injuries: Olympic Mountain Products has received 22 reports of tealights with erratic or high flames, including two minor burn injuries to consumers and one incident resulting in minor property damage.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tealight wax warmer sets and return them to Costco for a full refund. Costco is contacting its customers directly.

Sold exclusively at: Costco Wholesale stores nationwide from August 2014 through October 2014 for about $20.

Importer: Olympic Mountain Products Inc., of Kent, Wash.

Manufactured in: U.S., Canada and China