Giftco Inc. Recalls Pine Cone Candle Sets

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Gold Pine Cone Candle Sets

Units: About 24,000

Importer: Giftco Inc., of Vernon Hills, Ill.

Hazard: The candles' exterior paint and coating can ignite and catch fire, igniting nearby combustibles.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received one report of a flare-up with damage contained to the candle. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Gold Pine Cone Candles (set of three), Item Numbers 1240 and R1240. The item number is located on the product's packaging. The set includes three candles of different sizes that sit on a gold plate.

Sold at: Christmas stores, school fundraisers, mail order, and specialty stores nationwide from September 2001 through December 2006 for between $4 and $25.

Manufactured in: Hong Kong

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and contact Giftco for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Giftco at (888) 448-6728 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.