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Home > Recalled Products > Home & Garden > Art & Decor > Candles, Holders, Firepots & Oil Lamps > Tea Lights in Carruth Candleholder Collection Sets

Recall: Tea Lights in Carruth Candleholder Collection Sets


On 2012-01-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Tea Lights in Carruth Candleholder Collection Sets due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2010 for about $14.

About 5,000 units are involved in this Demdaco tealight holder recall. Instance(s) of fires, property damage 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 2012. Since 2005, there have been approximately 90 similar recalls, involving about 12 million product units.

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Tea Lights in Carruth Candleholder Collection Sets
Image of Recalled Butterfly Tea Light 488996
Image of Recalled Smile Tea Light 258334
Image of Recalled Sun Tea Light 221299
Image of Recalled Roots of Love Tea Light 777018
Image of Recalled Sunflower Tea Light 384114
Image of Recalled Hummingbird Tea Light 348493
Image of Recalled Bunny Tea Light 285994
Image of Recalled Friendship Tea Light 423697
Image of Recalled Butterfly Tea Light 390628
Note: The recalling company may not have provided images for every model. Please review the detailed description below.

Company Contact Information:

Phone: (888) 336-3226

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What is the problem?

The tea light can burn with an excessive flame height, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recalled tea lights were sold as part of the Carruth Candleholder Collection sets. The Carruth candleholder sets are resin votive candle holders with a glass insert that holds a tea light. The stock number is printed on a label on the bottom of the candleholders. The tea lights are white. The following eight models and stock numbers are included in this recall:

Model Name Stock Number
Butterfly 17708
Smile 17709
Sun 17710
Roots of Love 17711
Sunflower 17712
Hummingbird 17713
Bunny 17714
Friendship 17715

These items were sold new+ at Home decorating and gift stores nationwide from January 2010 to November 2011 for about $14.

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 tea light candle and contact Demdaco for a free replacement tea light.

For additional information, consumers should contact Demdaco toll-free at (888)336-3226 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm is aware of one fire that resulted in minor property damage. There are no reports of injuries.

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