teal light recallPacific Trade International recalled about 615,195 tea light sets that were sold nationwide at Target, Super Value, Fred Meyer, Marshalls, Wegmans and other stores because the clear, plastic cups can melt and ignite, creating a fire hazard, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

So far, no one has been hurt, CPSC said. Pacific Trade has received one report of the plastic cup melting.

Included in the recall are tea lights sold under the Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light brands. The candles were sold in various colors and in sets or with tea light containers -- some are Halloween-themed votives (see photo at right). Only tea lights that had no lettering imprinted on the bottom of the tea light cup are included in the recall.The Chesapeake Bay Candle brand candles affected by the recall are:
  • 36-piece tea light sets sold at Fred Meyer's from August 2009 through February 2011 for about $12.
  • Home Scents 12-count tea light sets in various scents sold at Target from July 2009 through February 2011 for about $4.
  • Sweet Delights 12-count tea light candles in various scents sold at Target from January 2010 through February 2011 for about $5.
  • Sentiments 12-count tea light candles in various scents sold at Target from February 2010 through June 2010 for about $5.
  • Boo Flicker votive candle sold at TJ Maxx, Marshall's and Homegoods stores from July 2010 through November 2010 for about $5.
The Modern Light brand candles affected by the recall are:
  • Halloween votive holders with tea lights in various scents sold at Super Value stores from August 2010 through November 2010 for about $1.
  • Four-piece Treetop Tealights in various scents sold at Wegmans markets from November 2010 through December 2010 for about $6.

The CPSC's website lists all of UPC codes affected by the recall. Consumers should return the candles to the store they were purchased from for a full refund. Call Pacific Trade International at (800) 331-8339 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST with any questions.

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