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CoScentrix Recalls Candles in Metal Tins Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Hobby Lobby

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: DD Brand Tin Candles

Hazard: The candle's high flame can ignite the surface of the wax and the polymer coating on the tin-plated container, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: CoScentrix toll-free at (888) 298-2722 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.coscentrix.com and click on "Product Recall Info" at the bottom of the page.

To see photos of the recalled products, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/CoScentrix-Recalls-Candles-In-Metal-Tins/

Recall Details

Units: About 126,000

Description: This recall involves 4-ounce DD branded candles sold in a round metal tin with a metal lid. The single wick candles are 2.75 inches wide by 2 inches high and were sold in 35 fragrances and colors of wax. A "DD" logo is embossed atop the metal lid. The candle fragrance is printed on a label affixed to the outside of the tin. A label on the underside of the tin is marked "$5.99" and has the SKU and batch number. Candles included in the recall have the following SKU numbers:

#195156 – Smoke Away

#517060 – Spiced Raisin Cake           

#517417 – Frosted Forest       

#518886 – Holly Berry            

#524058 – Spicy Currant

#526970 – Sugar Plum            

#534628 – Celebration

#540559 – Winter Blossom                 

#546333 – Vanilla Toddy

#763979 – Autumn Moonlight 

#764126 – Fern Leaf

#764720 – Sea Spa                            

#765891 – Eucalyptus Verbena

#766188 – French Berries                   

#767434 – Italian Linen           

#779405 – Lavender & Sage              

#782136 – Clementine & Mango

#783910 – Spiced Amber

 

#785444 – Grapefruit & Cinnamon

#787473 – Pink Pepper                      

#792978 – Beach Get-A-Way

#798389 – Southern Magnolia 

#798546 – Spring Bouquet

#804492 – Lemonseed & Parsley        

#804526 – Cinnamon Embers 

#807990 – Tuscan Harvest                  

#808006 – Vanilla Orchid

#808048 – Vintage Luxe                     

#819417 – Mulberry Apple

#826776 – Bamboo Jasmine   

#832436 – Aged Driftwood    

#835348 – Parisian Garden     

#835702 – Summer Sunshine

#840579 – Roasted Pear         

#841080 – Cashmere Petals

 

The batch numbers included are: 14070, 14071, 14072, 14073, 14076, 14077, 14078, 14132, 14134, 14135, 14139, 14140, 14155, 14156, 14157 and 14178. 

Incidents/Injuries: CoScentrix has received two reports of the candle's surface igniting and one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to the nearest Hobby Lobby. Consumers with a receipt will receive a full refund, without a receipt a store credit will be issued. Online purchasers should contact CoScentrix for instructions on returning the product.

Sold exclusively at: Hobby Lobby stores nationwide and online at HobbyLobby.com from June 2014 through July 2014 for about $6.

Manufacturer: CoScentrix, of Carson, Calif.

Manufactured in: United States

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