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Holiday tea light candle warmers recalled by Christmas Tree Shops due to fire and burn hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Nantucket Distributing Co. Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of Holiday-themed tea light candle warmers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Holiday-themed tea light candle warmers

Units: About 5,700

Importer: Nantucket Distributing Co. Inc., of Middleboro, Mass.

Retailer: Christmas Tree Shops, of Union, N.J.

Hazard: The candle warmers can catch fire because the warming bowl is positioned too close to the tea light candle, posing fire and burn hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the Snowmen candle warmer catching on fire, causing a minor burn injury to a consumer’s hand.

Description: This recall involves holiday-themed tea light candle warmers in the shapes of snowmen and gingerbread houses. A warming bowl with wax fragrance tablets is suspended above the tea light candle. The Snowmen model has SKU/UPC 000016005396 and the Gingerbread house model has SKU/UPC 000016005372 printed on a label on the bottom of the product. The tea light candle warmers are about eight inches tall.

Sold exclusively at: Christmas Tree Shops in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest from November 2011 through December 2011 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tea light candle warmers and return them to any Christmas Tree Shops store to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Christmas Tree Shops toll-free at (888) 287-3232 any time, or visit the firm’s website www.christmastreeshops.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12098.html

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