Recall: Bleeding Drip Taper Candles
On 2018-02-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Bleeding Drip Taper Candles due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2017 for about $7.
About 8,000 units are involved in this Cost Plus / World Market taper candle recall. Instance(s) of fires have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Candles, Holders, Firepots & Oil Lamps category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 100 similar recalls,
involving about 12 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The candles' high flame can ignite the surface of the wax, posing a fire hazard.
Instance(s) of fires have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received two incident reports, including one of a candle catching on fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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