Candles make perfect gifts, but Hallmark is recalling over 4,000 candles just ahead of the holidays. The company is recalling its frosted balsam jar candles that when lit, the glass jar the candle is encased in can break causing “possible fire and laceration hazards,” according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
There have been six reports of the glass jar breaking, resulting in fire damage, but no injuries were reported with the fires.
The candle was sold between September and December retailing for about $28, according to the CPSC. The candle ar is about 5 inches high and 4.5 inches wide with a metal top, the report said.
Consumers should immediately return it for a full refund and a $10 Hallmark Gold Crown gift card.
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