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Masterfoods USA Recalls M&M'S Menorah for Fire Hazard [05/24/2006]

Masterfoods USA Recalls M&M'S Menorah 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: M&M'S Brand Menorah

Units: About 1,008

Distributor: Masterfoods USA, of Hackettstown, N.J.

Hazard: If a candle burns all the way down, the plastic Menorah could ignite and present a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Masterfoods USA has received five reports of the Menorah smoldering or igniting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recalled Menorah is an eight-branch candleholder designed to resemble M&M'S Brand candies. On each end of the Menorah is an M&M'S Brand character holding a Star of David.

Sold at: M&M'S World catalogue, M&M'S World stores in Las Vegas and Orlando, and online at from November 2005 through December 2005 for about $30.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these Menorahs immediately and return them to Masterfoods USA for a full refund including taxes and shipping and handling, where applicable. Masterfoods USA is also offering a $10 gift certificate good towards the purchase of any M&M'S(r) collectible.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Masterfoods USA at (800) 849-4867 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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

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