Crate and Barrel Recalls Succulent Plant-Shaped Candles in a Pot Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–June 15, 2010.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following product. Consumers should stop using products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Succulent plant-shaped decorative candles in a pot

Units: About 5,400 in the U.S. and about 90 in Canada.

Importer: Crate and Barrel, a division of Euromarket Designs Inc., of Northbrook, Ill.

Hazard: The wax in this candle melts quickly inside and overflows outside the pot and can ignite, posing a serious burn and fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the wax igniting. No injuries or property damage were reported.

Description: This recall involves a set of nine succulent plant-shaped green candles in clay pots that were sold in a black container with a SKU number of 557-806. The SKU numbers are on the bottom of the original packaging.

Sold at: Crate and Barrel stores and online at from February 2010 through April 2010 for about $7.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return the product to any Crate and Barrel store for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the recalled candles through Crate and Barrel’s catalog or on the firm’s Web site should contact Crate and Barrel to arrange to return the candles for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Crate and Barrel at (800) 451-8217 between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Sunday or visit the firm’s website at