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Recall of the Week: Pier 1 Imports’ golden tea lights due to fire hazard

About 370,000 golden tea lights with ornamental holders in United States and 30,000 tea lights in Canada are being recalled by Pier 1 imports.

11144 The flame from the tea lights can burn with a high flame, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received four reports of high flames. In one of these cases, the consumer suffered a minor burn.

The recall involves all tea lights in golden tin cups sold in sets of five with either the Red Ornament Tea Light Holder (SKU 2473959) or the White Ornament Tea Light Holder (SKU 2473961). The SKU number is found on the packaging.

Manufactured in China, the tea lights were sold only at Pier 1 Imports stores from September 2010 through January 2011 for between $2 and $8.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tea lights and return them to their nearest Pier 1 Imports store to receive new ones, advises the company in its announcement about the recall in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada.

For additional information, contact Pier 1 Imports at 800-245-4595 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit Pier 1 Imports' website at www.pier1.com.

For more information on recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

Copyright 2011, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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