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Recall of the Week: General Wax & Candle Co. silver and gold metallic taper candles due to fire hazard

General Wax & Candle Co. is recalling about 33,000 silver and gold metallic taper candles.

11052 The metallic paint on the candles can ignite, posing a fire risk.

No injuries have been reported, according to General Wax & Candle Co.

The recall involves 10-inch metallic silver and gold taper candles. The price "$1.99" and the UPC code 609032492687 or 609032492694 are printed on the candles' plastic wrapping.

Manufactured in the United States, the candles were sold only at Yankee Candle stores nationwide from October 2010 through November 2010 for about $2.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to any Yankee Candle store or contact General Wax and Candle for a full refund, the company advises.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

For additional information, contact General Wax and Candle at 800-543-0642 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.generalwaxrefund.com.

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

Copyright 2010, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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