Recall: Wal-Mart Recalls Candle Holders Due to Fire and Laceration Hazards

April 3, 2008
Release #08-240

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 925-6278
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Wal-Mart Recalls Candle Holders Due to Fire and Laceration Hazards

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: Holiday Times Candleholders

Units: About 61,000

Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Hazard: The candle holders could tip over, posing a fire hazard. Also, the glass holder could break, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves three Holiday Times candle holders shaped as a Santa Claus, a snowman, and a goblet. The goblet is made of glass. A tea light candle sits inside the holders. “Holiday Times” is printed on the product hang tag.

Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from September 2007 through February 2008 for between $13 and $17.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to Wal-Mart for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company’s Web site at

Picture of Recalled Holiday Times Candleholder          Picture of Recalled Holiday Times Snow Man Candleholder          Picture of Recalled Holiday Times Santa Claus Candleholder