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Recall of the Week: Swan Creek loose votive candles due to fire hazards

Swan Creek is recalling about 715,000 loose votive candles.

Votive candlesLARGEThe candles can burn with a high flame, posing a fire and burn hazard, said the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Swan Creek Candle has received about 89 reports of the loose votive candles with high or erratic flames including four reports of minor burns. The firm hasn’t received any reports of fire or property damage.

The recalled votive candles were sold loose, not in containers, and were displayed in open trays or bins. The candles are 2-inches high and are wider at the top measuring 1.75- inch diameter on top and 1.5-inch at the base.

The candles were sold in dozens of fragrance varieties and colors. The votive candles weren’t individually labeled with any prices, model numbers, names, date codes, or fragrance descriptions.

Manufactured in the United States, the candles were sold at Swan Creek Candle company stores in Florida, Michigan, and Ohio; other small candle shops nationwide; and on-line at from January 2012 through November 2012 for about $2.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled votive candles and return them to any Swan Creek Candle company stores for a full refund or a replacement poured votive candle in a votive glass, the company and commission advise.

Consumers who purchased online at can contact Swan Creek Candle Co. to arrange a refund or replacement candle. Consumers who purchased at other candle shops can return to the store where they purchased the candles for a full refund. 

For more information, call Swan Creek Candle Co. at 888-804-8492 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit and click on “Candle Recall” at the bottom of the home page, or e-mail at

For details on other recalls, see

Copyright 2013, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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