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Glade Gel Candles

Description: Gel Candles from Glade Recalled by S.C. Johnson NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 1998 Release # 98-114 Company Phone Number: (800) 615-4484 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052 S.C. Johnson Contact: Cynthia Georgeson, (414) 260-4728 CPSC, S.C. Johnson Announce Recall of Gel Candles from Glade WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., of Racine, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 1.7 million Gel Candles from Glade. These candles can burn with higher than normal flames, as high as 3 inches above the container, posing a potential fire hazard. S.C. Johnson is aware of 11 consumer complaints of the gel candles burning with a high flame. No injuries or damage have been reported. These 3-oz. Gel Candles from Glade have clear, round glass containers about 2 1/2 inches high that contain a scented, hardened gel. The transparent gel candles were sold in three scents and colors: the Raspberry Field-scented gel candles are red, the Freesia Bouquet-scented gel candles are purple and the Tropical Mist-scented gel candles are blue. Grocery and retail stores nationwide sold the gel candles between March 1998 and May 1998 for between $2 and $3. Consumers should immediately stop using these gel candles and dispose of them. S.C. Johnson & Son is offering consumers free, full-value replacement coupons for another candle or a refund. For information on obtaining a replacement coupon or a refund, consumers should call S.C. Johnson (800) 615-4484 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CDT any day of the week. Glade candles that burn wax are not subject to this recall. [Source]

Glade Gel Candles Recall Information

Recall Date05/21/1998
Recall ID6162
Recall Number98114
Product TypeCandles & Candle Holders
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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