The holidays are a time filled with gatherings and celebrations. Oftentimes, these gatherings and celebrations feature gift giving. When we give gifts, we expect them to be safe for the recipient’s use or consumption. Unfortunately, items are not always safe for use and sometimes pose potential safety risks. When this happens, it is common for the company that produces the item to issue a recall to help warn consumers of the potential safety risks associated with the item. Recently, a popular holiday gift has been recalled.
The company, Hallmark, has recently issued a recall for over 4,000 candles. The recall occurred on December 20, 2019. The recall is for the company’s frosted balsam jar candles. The candles have been recalled because when they are lit, the glass jar can break. If the glass jar breaks there is a possible fire hazard as well as risks of laceration. At this point, the company has received six reports of the glass jars breaking while the candles were lit. The company has not received any reports of injuries resulting from the glass jars breaking, but has received reports of the breaks resulting in fire damage to nearby items. The candles were only sold at Hallmark stores between the months of September through December. The jars are about 5 inches high and 4.5 inches wide. Additionally, the candles have a metal lid. When purchased the candles cost around $28.
If you purchased one of these candles, it should not be lit. Consumers are able to return the candle to the Hallmark store for a full refund of the purchase price. In addition to a full refund for the candle upon returning it, consumers will also receive a Hallmark gift card worth $10.