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The Swiss Colony Recalls Money Bag Candles [07/13/2006]

The Swiss Colony Recalls Money Bag Candles for Fire Hazard


WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

Name of Product: "Money Bag" Candles

Units: About 65,500

Distributor: The Swiss Colony, of Monroe, Wis.

Hazard: The decorations on the candle can ignite, posing a fire hazard. Also, excessive pooling of wax from the burning candles poses a burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The Swiss Colony has received four reports of incidents involving the candle igniting nearby combustibles including one report of extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled product is the "Money Bag" candle, which is 3.75 inches tall and green in color. There is a gold glitter dollar symbol on the front of the candle and the candle is molded in the shape of a bag. Inside the candle is a varying amount of money from a $1 coin to a $50 bill. Hang tags on the candle identify the candle as "The Money Bag by The Original Treasure Candle, Inc." They were sold under item numbers BI4372, BR4372, RA7372, RB4372, RG4372 and RW4372. The item number is not written on the candle.

Manufactured In: United States

Sold by: The Swiss Colony catalog, Web site and outlet stores nationwide from September 1997 through April 2006 for about $20.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using this recalled product immediately and contact The Swiss Colony for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact The Swiss Colony at (800) 991-4442 between 8 a.m. and 12 a.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

To view this recall online, please visit our website at:

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