Pacific Trade International Recalls Candles
Credit: CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Pacific Trade International Inc. of Rockville, Md., announced a voluntary recall of about 615,195 sets (about 7.48 million candles) of Tea Lights today.

Hazard: The candles have a clear, plastic cup that can melt or ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Pacific Trade has received one report of the plastic cup melting while in use. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recall involves tea lights sold under the brand names Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light. The candles are various colors. They were sold in sets or with tea light containers. Tea lights from the below sets are involved with this recall. Only tea lights that do not have any lettering imprinted on the bottom of the tea light cup are included in this recall.

Sold at: Fred Meyer, Home Goods, Marshalls, Super Value, Target, TJ Maxx and Wegmans stores nationwide between July 2009 and February 2011 for between $1 and $12.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to the store where purchased for a store merchandise card equal to the purchase price.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Pacific Trade International at (800) 331-8339 between 9 a.m and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.chesapeakebaycandle.com.

  • Retailer: Fred Meyer
  • Brand: Chesapeake Bay Candle
  • Description: 36-Piece Plastic Tea Light Set
  • Dates Sold: August 2009 through Februay 2011
  • Price: About $12
  • UPC: 754870634000, 754870687846

  • Retailer: Super Value
  • Brand: Modern Light
  • Description: Halloween votive holder with tea light, various scents
  • Dates Sold: August 2010 through November 2010
  • Price: About $1
  • UPC: 754870668128, 754870668135, 754870668142

  • Retailer: Target
  • Brand: Chesapeake Bay Candle
  • Description: Home Scents 12-count tea light candles, various scents
  • Dates Sold: July 2009 through February 2011
  • Price: About $4
  • UPC: 754870479250, 754870479328, 754870479397, 754870479441, 754870479496, 754870479540, 754870479649, 754870481147, 754870490583, 754870528262, 754870528347, 754870528361, 754870657689, 754870657726, 754870657764, 754870606458, 754870684333, 754870703386, 754870703423, 754870606359, 754870633416, 754870659072, 754870659119, 754870659157, 754870684296

  • Retailer: Target
  • Brand: Chesapeake Bay Candle
  • Description: Sweet Delights 12-count tea light candles, various scents
  • Dates Sold: January 2010 through February 2011
  • Price: About $5
  • UPC: 754870658693, 754870658709

  • Retailer: Target
  • Brand: Chesapeake Bay Candle
  • Description: Sentiments 12-count tea light candles, various scents
  • Dates Sold: February 2010 through June 2010
  • Price: About $5
  • UPC: 754870658334, 754870658341

  • Retailers: TJX/Marshall's/Homegoods
  • Brand: Chesapeake Bay Candle
  • Description: Boo Flicker
  • Dated Sole: July 2010 through November 2010
  • Price: About $5
  • UPC: 754870700026

  • Retailer: Wegmans
  • Brand: Modern Light
  • Description: Four-piece Treetop Tealights, various scents
  • Dates Sold: November 2010 through December 2010
  • Price: About $6
  • UPC: 754870686580