NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 564-1500
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Old Williamsburgh Candle Corp. Recalls Mason Jar Candles Due To
Laceration and Burn 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: Old Williamsburgh Mason Jar Candles, sizes 3.5 to 5.0
Units: About 3.7 million
Manufacturer: Old Williamsburgh Candle Corp., of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hazard: The wick can move from the center of the jar to the side causing
the glass to overheat and possibly crack or shatter. Exposure to broken
glass and molten wax poses laceration and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Old Williamsburgh Candle Corp. has received 11
reports of the candles cracking or shattering, including one laceration
Description: This recall involves all scents and colors of Mason Jar
Candles in 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, and 5.0 oz. sizes. The size of the candle is
specified on the label at the bottom of the jar, on the last line of the
label. Replacement Mason Jar Candles, which are not included in the
recall, have a "Q" on either side of the label.
Sold through: Dollar stores, discount stores, and grocery stores
nationwide from May 2006 through December 2006 for between $1 and $1.50.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return
them to the place of purchase for an exchange or full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Old Williamsburgh
Candle Corp. toll-free at (866) 564-1500 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled products, please go to:
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the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more
than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents
cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed
to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire,
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contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of
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