IKEA recalls candles
for over high flame risk
May 18, 2006
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC) and IKEA Home Furnishings, of
Plymouth Meeting, Pa. are recalling about 133,000
packages of six outdoor candles.The candle’s
wax can catch fire causing a high flame and posing
a fire and burn hazard.
IKEA has received 16 reports of
incidents involving flaring of the outdoor candles,
seven of which involved minor burn injuries.
The recall involves the ANGAR (#200.301.24)
and SAMLAS (#100.999.58) outdoor candles. The
candle’s container is made of silver-coloured
metal and measures about four inches wide by two
inches high. The container is filled with white
wax. The candle’s wick is about ½
inch square and is made of brown fiberboard. They
were sold in packages of six candles. The candle
name and article number (#) is written on the
instructions for use accompanying the candles.
The candles were sold at IKEA stores
from February 2001 through July 2005. They were
manufactured in Estonia.
Consumers should stop using the recalled candles
immediately and return them to the nearest IKEA
store’s “Returns and Exchanges”
department for a full refund.
For more information, contact
IKEA at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm’s
Web site at www.ikea-usa.com