7 Million Tea Lights Recalled

On April 20th, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Pacific Trade International, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of over 7 million of their individual tea lights sold under the names of Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light due to a potential fire hazard.

What do you need to know about this recall?

The candles (tea lights) that were recalled have a clear, plastic cup that can melt or ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.  As of April 20th, 2011, Pacific Trade has received only one report of the plastic cup melting while in use. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

This recall involves various different model tea lights in different models and colors sold under the brand names Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light. They were sold in sets or with tea light containers. The best way to view all the different models and colors of tea lights include in this recall is to visit the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) website  to see photographs of all the different models of tea lights involved in this recall. Only tea lights that do not have any lettering imprinted on the bottom of the tea light cup are included in this recall.

These products were sold at Fred Meyer, Home Goods, Marshalls, Super Value, Target, TJ Maxx and Wegmans stores nationwide between July 2009 and February 2011 for between $1 and $12.

What Should You Do if You Own Any of these Products?

Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to the store where purchased for a store merchandise card equal to the purchase price. For additional information, contact the Pacific Trade International at (800) 331-8339 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website. Multiple images of the various different models of these products can be found at the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.