Recall: Demdaco Recalls Carruth Candleholder Collection Tea Light Candles Due to Fire Hazard

January 11, 2012
Release #12-084
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 336-3226
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Demdaco Recalls Carruth Candleholder Collection Tea Light 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Tea Lights in Carruth Candleholder Collection Sets

Units: About 5,480

Importer: DD Traders Inc. d/b/a Demdaco, of Leawood, Kan.

Manufacturer: Tien Chi Art Co Ltd. of Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China

Hazard: The tea light can burn with an excessive flame height, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of one fire that resulted in minor property damage. There are no reports of injuries.

Description: The recalled tea lights were sold as part of the Carruth Candleholder Collection sets. The Carruth candleholder sets are resin votive candle holders with a glass insert that holds a tea light. The stock number is printed on a label on the bottom of the candleholders. The tea lights are white. The following eight models and stock numbers are included in this recall: Butterfly, 17708; Smile, 17709; Sun, 17710; Roots of Love, 17711; Sunflower, 17712; Hummingbird, 17713; Bunny, 17714; Friendship, 17715.

Photo Model Name Stock Number
Butterfly 17708
Smile 17709
Sun 17710
Roots of Love 17711
Sunflower 17712
Hummingbird 17713
Bunny 17714
Friendship 17715

Sold by: Home decorating and gift stores nationwide from January 2010 to November 2011 for about $14.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the tea light candle and contact Demdaco for a free replacement tea light.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact Demdaco toll-free at (888) 336-3226 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at