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From Products Liability Law Daily, November 18, 2014

Recall expended for DD brand candles sold only at Hobby Lobby

By Pamela C. Maloney, J.D.

CoScentrix of Carson, California, has recalled an additional 256,000 DD brand candles because the candles’ high flame can ignite the surface of the wax, posing a fire hazard. In August, CoScentrix recalled about 126,000 DD brand tin candles (CPSC Recall NoticeNo. 14-254) (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 15-027, November 18, 2014).

Incidents and injuries. CoScentrix has received 29 reports of the candle’s surface igniting and nine reports of property damage. One injury has been reported.

Product description. This recall involves DD branded candles sold in 5- and 12- ounce Mason jars, 10- and 20-ounce decorative jars, 13-ounce coffee tins and 13-ounce holiday-themed jars. The single-wick candles were sold in a variety of fragrances and colors. The 5-ounce Mason jars are 2.25 inches wide by 3.75 inches high. The 12-ounce Mason jars are 3 inches wide by 5 inches high with plain metal lids. The DD logo and the word Handcrafted are in raised letters on the front of the jars. The candle fragrance and size are printed on a hang tag attached to the mouth of the jars.

The 10-ounce decorative jars are 4 inches wide by 3 inches high. The 20-ounce decorative jars are 5 inches wide by 4 inches high and hold a candle. The jars have metal lids with the DD logo in raised letters on the top. The candle fragrance and size are printed on a rectangular label on the front of the jar.

The 13-ounce coffee tins are 3.5 inches wide by 4 inches high and have a plain metal lid. The candle size and fragrance are printed on a label that wraps around the outside of the tin. The 13-ounce Holiday candle jars are 3.75 inches wide by 4 inches high and have metal lids with the DD logo in raised letters on the top. The DD logo inside a floral wreath, the fragrance and size are printed directly onto the front of the jar in silver.

These candles, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby stores nationwide and online at HobbyLobby.com from June 2014 through October 2014 for between $6 and $20. For a complete list of scents and SKU numbers affected by this recall, please go to the CPSC website.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the candles immediately and return them to the nearest Hobby Lobby. Consumers with a receipt will receive a full refund. Consumers without a receipt will be issued a store credit. Online purchasers should contact CoScentrix for instructions on returning the product.

Customer contact. For more information, contact CoScentrix toll-free at (888) 298-2722 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.coscentrix.com and click on “Product Recall Info” at the bottom of the page.

Companies: CoScentrix

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