About 7.5 million tea light candles sold over the past two years were recalled today (April 20) over concerns their containers can ignite, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
The candles were sold under the Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light brands. They were sold individually, but mostly in sets and were available at Target, Fred Meyer, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Homegoods, Wegmans and Supervalu stores.
Prices ranged from $1 apiece to $12 for a 36-piece set. The candles were in a wide variety of designs, sometimes commemorating holidays, including Halloween and Christmas.
Only tea lights that do not have any writing imprinted under the plastic tea light cups are subject to this recall.
The candles were imported from Vietnam by Pacific Trade International.
The CPSC said one reported incident of a cup melting preceded the recall.
If you have the candles, you are urged to stop using them and return them to the store where they were purchased to receive a merchandise credit. For more information, callcontact the Pacific Trade International at (800) 331-8339 weekdays between 9 a.m and 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.