Friday, January 15, 2010

Pier 1 Imports Recalls Glitter Tea Lights Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Silver Glitter Tea Lights; Gold Glitter Tea Lights

Units: About 37,000 United States and 3,000 in Canada

Importer: Pier 1 Imports (U.S.), Inc., of Fort Worth, Texas

Hazard: The flame from the tea lights can ignite the glitter on the candle, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the glitter burning. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves two styles of tea lights. A clear box of 24 silver glitter tea lights with SKU 2410335 and a clear box of 24 gold glitter tea lights with SKU 2410322. The SKU number is located on the bottom of the packaging.

Sold at: Pier 1 Imports in the U.S. and Canada from September 2009 through December 2009 for about $10.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the tea lights and return them to their nearest Pier 1 Imports retail store for a full refund or merchandise credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pier 1 Imports at (800) 245-4595 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.pier1.com

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