Recall: The Wick & Petal Co. Recalls Candles Due to Fire Hazard

January 17, 2008
Release #08-167

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (317) 441-8008
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

The Wick & Petal Co. Recalls Candles Due to 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: Jar candles

Units: About 1,300

Manufacturer: The Wick & Petal Co. of Indianapolis, Ind.

Hazard: The candles can burn with a high flame, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Wick & Petal has received seven reports of the candles burning with high flame, some resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves all Wick & Petal jar candles. The candles have a cylindrical shape and a chrome lid. The lid has a white label with a picture of the fragrance, the fragrance name, and “Wick & Petal Co.” printed on it.

Sold at: Select candle retailers and craft fairs in Indiana from October 2007 through December 2007 for between $8 and $18.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Wick & Petal at (317) 441-8008 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at The company will accept collect calls on their main line number.

Picture of Recalled Candle