Martha Stewart Everyday brand potpourri pots recalled

Tuesday, June 25th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ About 80,000 ceramic potpourri simmering pots sold under the Martha Stewart Everyday brand are being recalled because they could burn consumers.

Cincinnati-based Candle-lite has received nine reports of tea lights inside the pots overheating, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday. One consumer received minor burns while attempting to extinguish a tea light, the agency said.

The recalled potpourri pots are white with six-sides and measure about 6 inches high. The base is the tea light candleholder. The pot is placed on the base to heat the potpourri and water mixture inside. The lid to the pot has six holes to let the heated mixtures aroma escape.

A label on the bottom of the base reads, ``MADE IN CHINA.''

Kmart sold the pots from September 2001 through March 2002 for about $5.

The safety commission said consumers should stop using the pots and for information on refunds call Candle-lite at 1-800-718-7151 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.