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Olympic Mountain Products Recalls Tealight Wax
Warmers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Costco

Olympic Mountain Products is recalling its ceramic Essenza Luxury Tealight Wax Warmer sets that include four tealight candles, four sets of eight small scented wax cubes for melting, and a ceramic warmer with a metal stand and a glass dish to hold the wax cubes.  The ceramic tealight warmers are creamy white with an olive green glass dish, or dark brown with a burnt orange glass dish for the wax cubes, and the sides are decorated with a stylized leaf pattern. “Essenza” is printed on the front of the packaging, and Costco item number #852473 is printed on the sides. The tealight candles in the warmers can burn with an erratic or high flame, posing fire and burn hazards. The company has received 22 such reports, including two minor burn injuries and one resulting in minor property damage. About 209,000 sets were sold in the U.S. and 23,000 sets in Canada. Consumers should immediately stop using the wax warmer sets and return them to Costco for a full refund. Costco is also contacting its customers directly. Olympic Mountain Products can be contacted toll-free at (855) 330-3590 anytime. For more information about the product, visit the website www.MyEssenza.com and click on the “Recall Alert Notice.” The tealight wax warmer sets were sold at Costco Wholesale stores nationwide from August through October 2014 for about $20, and were manufactured in the U.S., Canada and China.

CoScentrix Expands Recall of
DD Brand Candles Due to Fire Hazard; Exclusively at Hobby Lobby

CoScentrix is recalling its “DD” brand scented candles, because the candles’ high flame can ignite the surface of the candle wax. For those candles sold in tins, the high flame can also ignite the polymers coating the tin’s surface. This recall involves four types of DD branded single-wick candles: Mason jars in five- and 12- ounce sizes, decorative jars in 10- and 20-ounce sizes, 13-ounce coffee tins and 13-ounce jars with a holiday theme. The candles were sold in a variety of fragrances and colors. The five-ounce Mason jars are 2.25 inches wide by 3.75 inches high. The 12-ounce Mason jars are three inches wide by five inches high. The jars have gray 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 tang attached to the mouth of the jars. The 10-ounce decorative jars are four inches wide by three inches high. The 20-ounce decorative jars are five inches wide by four inches high and hold a candle. The jars have gray 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 four inches high and have a silver 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 four inches high and have silver metal lids with the DD logo in raised letters on the top.  The DD logo is inside a floral wreath, and the fragrance and size are printed directly onto the front of the jar in silver. This is the third recall of CoScentrix candles in the past few months, and involves about 168,000 units. Previously, about 256,000 candles in jars and tins were recalled in November 2014, and 126,000 candles in tins were recalled in April 2014. In these two previous recalls, the company had received a total of 31 reports of the wax igniting, one report of injury and 10 reports of property damage. This recall comes after only one additional report of the wax igniting. There have been no further reports of injury or property damage. Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to the nearest Hobby Lobby. If you have a receipt, you will receive a full refund. If not, you will receive a store credit. If you purchased your candle online, contact CoScentrix directly, toll free at (888) 298-2722 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the website www.coscentrix.com. Click on “Product Recall Info” for more information. The candles were sold at Hobby Lobby stores nationwide and online at HobbyLobby.com from June through October 2014. Prices range between $6 and $20. The candles were manufactured in the U.S.

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