Recall: Santa Candle Holders Recalled by Division Sales


CONTACT: Ken Giles

December 19, 1994

(301) 504-7052

Release # 95-046


CPSC And Division Sales Recall Santa Candle Holders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Division Sales Inc. of Itasca, Ill., is voluntarily recalling 10,332 Santa Claus Candle Holders, Item 66539, which sold at retail stores for $1.00.

The paint used on the Santa Claus Candle Holders, which is flammable, can ignite if the candle flame inside the holder flares up, if flames reach the paint through vent holes in the holder, or if the paint is exposed to an outside source of flame. The flames from the paint can then ignite nearby objects.

The Santa Claus Candle Holders, made of a ceramic material, stand 5 1/2 inches tall. The candle holder has an opening in the back of the metal cup for a wax candle. The Santa figure holding a lantern is predominantly red and white. The figure has two star shaped openings in the back and four star shaped holes in front. The candle holders have a label on the bottom, which reads, "MADE IN CHINA."

Consumers who have the Santa Claus Candle Holder should discontinue use of the product and return it to the retail store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, call the Division Sales toll-free at (800) 621-8134.