Wal-Mart holiday candle sets recalled

Wednesday, December 24th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Wal-Mart is recalling 10,085 holiday candle sets because the paint on the outside of the candles poses a fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

The ``Painted Snowman'' gift set includes three candles painted with scenes of snowmen and holiday ornaments on the exterior, a display plate, pine sprigs and golden berries. The set, with model number CAD2525193 and UPC number 069302970040, is one in a series of holiday candle gift sets that were sold by Wal-Mart.

On Dec. 12, Wal-Mart announced the recall of three similar Home Trends Ice Holiday Collection Candle gift sets: the Snow House Candle, Snowman Candle and Snowflake Candle.

No injuries or incidents related to the candles have been reported to Wal-Mart or the CPSC, but consumers are advised to stop using them immediately and return them to Wal-Mart for a full refund.

The candle sets were manufactured in China by Qingdao Kingking Applied Chemistry Co., Ltd. They were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from September though December 2003 for about $10.

Wal-Mart can be reached toll-free at 1-800-925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.