Recall: Mini Fireplace Candle Kits Recalled for Fire Hazard

May 9, 2006
Release #06-158
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 343-4499
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Mini Fireplace Candle Kits Recalled for Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: "Fireplace in a Box" Candle Kits

Units: About 78,500

Distributor: Running Press Book Publishers, of Philadelphia, Pa.

Hazard: The mini fireplace which houses the candle can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Running Press has received two reports of incidents involving the fireplace igniting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recalled Fireplace in a Box kit includes a 2.5-inch high by 2.5-inch wide plastic fireplace that resembles stone masonry with a black mantle, a tea light candle to fit inside the fireplace, and a small booklet "Fireplace in a Box." "Fireplace in a Box," "Mega Mini Kits," and "ISBN 0-7624-1603-3" is printed on the fireplace's packaging.

Sold at: Chain and independent booksellers nationwide from September 2003 through April 2006 for about $8.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using this recalled product immediately and return it for a full refund to the place of purchase, or directly to: Running Press, 2300 Chestnut Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103, Attn: Fireplace in a Box Safety Recall. Consumers returning the product to Running Press directly must include full names and addresses and can expect to receive a check within four to six weeks.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact Running Press at (800) 343-4499 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Candle Kit