Bed Bath & Beyond is recalling silver pillar candles because the metallic paint can catch fire, said the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.
The candles are made by the General Wax & Candle Co. of North Hollywood, Calif. and were sold only at Bed Bath & Beyond stores nationwide from October 2010 through November 2010 for between $8 to $10 each, the CPSC said. So far, no injuries have been reported.Just before Thanksgiving Yankee Candle recalled gold and silver taper candles that had paint which could ignite -- they were made by the same company.
In the new recall, about 12,000 pillar candles are being recalled in two sizes -- 2.8 inches by 4 inches and 2.8 inches by 6 inches. The candles have the words "Metallic Pillar Candle" and the UPC code of either 8671856082 or 8671856092 printed on the bottom of the candle's plastic wrapping.
Consumers should not light the candles and return them to any Bed Bath & Beyond store or contact the General Wax & Candle Co. for a full refund. Consumers can call General Wax & Candle at (800) 543-0642 weekdays from noon to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
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