Just yesterday, Meijer Inc. announced the recall of Katie Brown Tea Light Candle Sets. The reason for the recall is that the candle sets pose a fire hazard. In total, around 7,600 units are being recalled by Meijer Inc. and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. As a Weston Products Liability Injury Lawyer, I wanted to let people know about this recall to discuss the risks of fire hazards. When lighting candles at home, one must take extra precaution to ensure that the candle is burning properly.
According to the Meijer Inc. Katie Brown Tea Light Candle Sets CPSC Recall Release, “The clear plastic candle holder can ignite, posing a serious burn and fire hazard to consumers.” Thus, in this case, the issue that was causing the fire hazard relates to a product defect. However, the news of this recall still provides an appropriate venue to bring up the issue of unsuspecting fire hazards at home. As a Weston Personal Injury Lawyer for 30 years, I have heard about, read about, and dealt with extensive varieties of fire hazards. Two of the things I’ve learned is that you can never be too careful when dealing with flammable objects, and second, that you need to constantly be aware of something that is burning.
Luckily for South Florida residents, the tea light candle sets were only sold in “Meijer Stores in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana from October 2010 through March 2011.” Thus, for my readers living in South Florida, we are not affected by this recall. Yet, as a Weston Personal Injury Attorney, I still feel that it is important to discuss this recall because of the potential danger that the defective candle sets pose to consumers. To date, according to the CPSC Recall Release, “Meijer has received one report of the resin cup catching fire and melting.” As always, hopefully the announcement of this recall will serve to protect owners of this product from suffering any injury or harm.