Crate and Barrel candle recall: More flame than flicker

Crate and Barrel candle recallIf you were somehow enticed by a set of plant-shaped candles sold at Crate and Barrel stores, resist the temptation to light it.

It turns out the candle that looks like a plant has wax that melts too quickly and can overflow the pot it's "planted" in and then catch fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. Health Canada also issued a recall for the candle.

Crate and Barrel told the CPSC that it had received a report of the wax catching fire.

About 5,500 of the candles were sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The Chinese-made candles were sold in sets of nine that cost about $7. The candles are green and are in clay pots with a black container.

They were sold by Crate and Barrel between February and April.

If you've got one of the candles you are asked to stop using it and bring it back to any Crate and Barrel and get your money back. If the candles were purchased on the company's web site or as a catalog order, you should contact the company to arrange to get a refund.

Crate and Barrel can be reached every day from 8 a.m to 10 p.m. Eastern Time at (800) 451-8217.

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