Recall: Gel Candles from Glade Recalled by S.C. Johnson

May 21, 1998
Release # 98-114
Company Phone Number: (800) 615-4484
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
S.C. Johnson Contact: Cynthia Georgeson, (414) 260-4728

CPSC, S.C. Johnson Announce Recall of Gel Candles from Glade

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., of Racine, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 1.7 million Gel Candles from Glade. These candles can burn with higher than normal flames, as high as 3 inches above the container, posing a potential fire hazard.

S.C. Johnson is aware of 11 consumer complaints of the gel candles burning with a high flame. No injuries or damage have been reported.

These 3-oz. Gel Candles from Glade have clear, round glass containers about 2 1/2 inches high that contain a scented, hardened gel. The transparent gel candles were sold in three scents and colors: the Raspberry Field-scented gel candles are red, the Freesia Bouquet-scented gel candles are purple and the Tropical Mist-scented gel candles are blue.

Grocery and retail stores nationwide sold the gel candles between March 1998 and May 1998 for between $2 and $3.

Consumers should immediately stop using these gel candles and dispose of them. S.C. Johnson & Son is offering consumers free, full-value replacement coupons for another candle or a refund. For information on obtaining a replacement coupon or a refund, consumers should call S.C. Johnson (800) 615-4484 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CDT any day of the week.

Glade candles that burn wax are not subject to this recall.

Glade Gel Candles