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Recall of the Week: Katie Brown 12-piece tea light candle sets


By Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

About 7,600 Katie Brown 12-piece tea light candle sets imported by Meijer Inc. are being recalled.

The clear plastic candle holder can ignite, posing a serious burn and fire hazard to consumers.

Meijer has received one report of the resin cup catching fire and melting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

The recalled wax tea light candles in clear plastic holders were sold in five different colors/scents: vanilla, spruce, snappy spice, sunny Tuscany, and sweet love.

Model numbers 50181MKB, 50182MKB, 50183MKB, 50184MKB and 50185MKB are printed on the bottom of the tea light holder. The wax tea light candles measure approximately 2 inches in diameter.

The Katie Brown logo is printed on the clear packaging cover of the tea lights. Printed on a label on the bottom of each 12-piece pack of tea light candles is "Distributed by Wholesale Merchandisers Inc. 2929 Walker Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544. Made in India."

The tea light candles were sold only at Meijer Stores in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana from October 2010 through March 2011 for about $8.

Consumers should stop using the tea light candles immediately and return all tea light candles sets to any Meijer Store for a full refund, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the company said in a joint statement.

For additional information, contact Meijer at 800-927-8699 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

For details on other recalls, see

Copyright 2011, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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