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Recall news
Product recall: candle warmers, lights, power strips
By The Associated Press

The following recalls have been announced:

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TEA LIGHT CANDLE WARMERS



DETAILS: Holiday-themed tea light candle warmers imported by Nantucket Distributing Co. Inc., of Middleboro, Mass. and retailed by the Christmas Tree Shops, of Union, N.J.; sold exclusively at Christmas Tree Shops from November through December 2011. The holiday-themed tea light candle warmers are in the shapes of snowmen and gingerbread houses. A warming bowl with wax fragrance tablets is suspended above the tea light candle. They are about eight inches tall. The candle warmers were manufactured in China.

WHY: The candle warmers can catch fire because the warming bowl is positioned too close to the tea light candle, posing fire and burn hazards.

INCIDENTS: The firm has received one report of the Snowmen candle warmer catching on fire causing a minor burn injury to a consumer's hand.

HOW MANY: About 5,700.

FOR MORE: Contact Christmas Tree Shops at 888-287-3232 any time, or visit the firm's website http://www.christmastreeshops.com .

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LIGHTS

DETAILS: Hurricane Style Lights imported by Nantucket Distributing Co. Inc., of Middleboro, Mass. and retailed by Christmas Tree Shops, of Union, N.J.; sold at Christmas Tree Shops from December 2010 through November 2011.The light is a circular lamp with a white metal basket and moveable handle for hanging or carrying at the top. It has a colored glass insert in blue, pink, or green and uses a mini light bulb. The lights were manufactured in China.

WHY: An electrical short circuit can occur in the light's internal wiring and cause smoke, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: The firm has received one report of the product causing smoke and a burning smell. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 4,500.

FOR MORE: Contact Christmas Tree Shops at 888-287-3232 anytime, or visit the firm's website at http://www.christmastreeshops.com .

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POWER STRIPS

DETAILS: Lush Life power strips imported by the Container Store Inc., of Coppell, Texas; sold at the Container Stores nationwide and on the firm's website www.containerstore.com from October through December 2011. The power strips come in three designs of Scroll (black with white scroll), Dot (blue with orange, white and lime green dots and a lime green cord) and Zebra (black and white zebra stripes). They have three-foot power cords and six-outlet power strips. The power strips were manufactured in China.

WHY: The power strips have undersized wiring, and the wiring and plastic strip fail to meet the requirements for fire resistance, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 7,200.

FOR MORE: Contact The Container Store at 888-266-8246 Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST, and on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website at http://www.containerstore.com .


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