Michaels Stores Recalls Silver Tree Tealight Candle Holders Due to Fire Hazard

Dec 22, 2010, 11:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.

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Name of product: Silver Tree Tealight Candle Holders

Units: About 7,600 in the United States and 650 in Canada

Distributor: Michaels Stores Inc., of Irving, Texas

Hazard: The tealight cups are positioned where the flame from the candles can ignite other parts of the candle holder, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Michaels has received reports of six incidents including five fires and a consumer who received minor burns.

Description: This recall involves silver-colored tealight candle holders in a shape of a Christmas tree. The candle holders are about 16-inches tall and have a silver star on the top. Nine tealight cups and clear plastic beads hang from the tree branches.

Sold exclusively at: Michaels Arts & Craft stores nationwide from October 2010 through December 2010 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candle holders and return the product to any Michaels Arts & Craft store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Michaels at (800) 642-4235 between     8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT, Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT on Sunday, or visit the firm's website at www.michaels.com.

Photos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11078.html

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at

http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1227

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 642-4235

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983



SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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