Recall: Katie Brown, Meijer 12-piece tea light candle sets
On 2011-05-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Katie Brown, Meijer 12-piece tea light candle sets due to a potential serious burn and fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2010 for about $8.
About 8,000 units are involved in this Meijer tea light holder 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 4th recall of products in the Candles, Holders, Firepots & Oil Lamps category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 80 similar recalls,
involving about 11 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The clear plastic candle holder can ignite, posing a serious burn and fire hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of fires have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled wax tea light candles in clear plastic holders were sold in five different colors/scents: vanilla, spruce, snappy spice, sunny tuscany and sweet love. Model numbers are 50181MKB, 50182MKB, 50183MKB, 50184MKB and 50185MKB printed on the bottom of the tea light holder. The wax tea light candles measure approximately 2 inches in diameter. The Katie Brown logo is printed on the clear packaging cover of the tea lights. Printed on a label on the bottom of each 12-piece pack of tea light candles is “Distributed by Wholesale Merchandisers, Inc. 2929 Walker Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544. Made in India. www.katiebrown.meijer.com”
These items were sold new+ at Meijer Stores in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana from October 2010 through March 2011 for about $8.
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 stop using the tea light candles immediately and return all tea light candles sets to any Meijer Store for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Meijer at (800)927-8699 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.meijer.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Meijer has received one report of the resin cup catching fire and melting. 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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