Michaels Recalls Tree Candle Holders Because They May Ignite

Michaels tea light holder recall christmasMichaels Arts & Crafts stores recalled silver tree candle holders after six reports of the Christmas decorations catching fire, causing minor burns to one consumer, said the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.

The candle holders are recalled in both the U.S. and Canada, CPSC said. Health Canada said the tealight holders are not properly aligned and the tealight flames can touch the bottoms of the holders above, creating a fire risk. In the U.S. there have been five reports of the candle holders catching fire, with one consumer getting burned by hot wax. In Canada there has been a single report of the decoration igniting and no one was hurt.

This holiday season has seen several candle recalls including tapers from Yankee Candle and pillar candles from Bed Bath & Beyond -- both made by the same company for the same reason.The CPSC said about 7,600 Silver Tree Tealight Candle Holders were sold in the United States in Michaels craft stores nationwide from October through December for about $20. Another 650 were sold in Canada.

The China-made candle holders are about 16-inches tall and have a silver star on the top. Nine tealight cups and clear plastic beads hang from the tree branches.

Consumers should stop using the candleholders and return them to any Michaels store for a full refund. Contact Michaels at (800) 642-4265 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern on Sundays.

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