Family Dollar Recalls Wax Warmers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

12 Nov, 2015, 10:45 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Family-Dollar-Recalls-Wax-Warmers   

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Wax Warmers

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

Remedy: Refund

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

Recall Details

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.

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

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