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Pottery Barn Recalls Gourd Candles [12/02/2006]

Pottery Barn Recalls Gourd Candles for Fire Hazard

CPSC

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: Gourd Candles

Units: About 68,000

Distributor: Pottery Barn, of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The gourd candles can have excessive flame height and could fail to self-extinguish when burning down to the bottom of the candle, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves five styles of individual gourd-shaped candles and a set of eight mini-gourd candles. The style number for the candles can be found on the price ticket, receipt or shipping invoice.

Sold at: Pottery Barn stores nationwide, the Pottery Barn catalog and PotteryBarn.com from September 2006 through October 2006 for between $12 and $24.

Manufactured in: Vietnam.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these candles and return them to Pottery Barn for a full refund. Customers who purchased the candles via catalog or potterybarn.com can call the toll-free number for a refund (including shipping).

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn toll-free at (888) 922-9245 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET Monday through Sunday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.potterybarn.com

Pottery Barn Media Contact: Leigh Oshirak at (415) 438-8106.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product and table of models, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07038.html






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