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Candles Recalled by General Wax & Candle Company


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with General Wax & Candle Company, of North Hollywood, Calif., announced a voluntary recall of about 33,000 Silver and Gold Metallic Taper Candles today.

Hazard: The metallic paint can ignite on the candles, posing a risk of fire.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves 10 inch metallic silver and gold taper candles. The price "$1.99" and the UPC code 609032492687 or 609032492694 are printed on the candles' plastic wrapping.

Sold exclusively at: Yankee Candle stores nationwide from October 2010 through November 2010 for about $2.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to any Yankee Candle store or contact General Wax and Candle for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact General Wax and Candle at (800) 543-0642 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at

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