If You Have This Candle at Home, Get Rid of It Immediately
This popular Dollar Tree candle could be putting your home at risk of a fire, experts say.
With the winter holidays fast approaching, you may be eager to light some candles at home to create a festive mood. However, if you purchased a Dollar Tree candle as part of your holiday décor, you should think twice before lighting it. The popular store has issued a recall on nearly 143,000 candles due to potential fire and burn hazards. Read on for more details on the recall, and if you want to stay safe, If You're Using This to Charge Your Phone, Stop Immediately.
According to the Dec. 2 recall notice issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Dollar Store's Sure Scents 2-1 Peaceful Stream/Moonlight Waves candle can emit unusually high flames, igniting the surrounding wax and causing the candle's glass encasement to break. As of the recall date, there had been two reports of the candles' flames reaching above its glass container, causing the vessel to break. No injuries have been reported as of yet.
The candles, produced by Adco Trading Inc., were sold exclusively at Dollar Tree stores in the U.S. between Jul. 2020 and Sept. 2020. Anyone with one of the candles at home "should immediately stop using the Sure Scents 2-1 Peaceful Stream/Moonlit Waves candles and contact Dollar Tree for a full refund," the CPSC reports.
The candle isn't the only item that's been pulled from shelves over safety concerns; read on to discover which other popular items have been subject to recalls in recent months. And for more recall news, If You Have This Milk in Your Fridge, the FDA Says to "Destroy" It.
Sonoma Goods for Life candles
Dollar Tree isn't the only company whose candles have been subject to a recent recall. In November, 512,000 Sonoma Goods for Life three-wick candles sold by Kohl's were recalled due over "fire and burn hazards." Similar to the Dollar Tree candles, the Sonoma Goods for Life candles were capable of emitting high flames, resulting in the candles' glass encasements breaking and multiple reports of both burns and property damage. Anyone with a recalled candle at home can return theirs to Kohl's for a full refund. And if you want to keep yourself safe, If You Take This Popular Supplement, Stop Now.
InvoSpa electric blankets
While cozying up under an electric blanket as the temperature dips may sound nice, you might want to check the make of your blanket before you do so. On Nov. 12, InvoSpa recalled 7,050 of its Electric Heated Throw Blankets after receiving 26 reports of blankets overheating, with one resulting in a minor burn to its user. If you happen to have one of the recalled blankets at home, which were sold exclusively at Amazon, you can fill out a form on InvoSpa's website to obtain a full refund.
In a prime example of bad timing, Crock-Pot recalled 914,430 of its 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers sold in the U.S. and Canada just days before Thanksgiving. The CPSC reports that, of the Nov. 2 recall notice, there had been 119 reports of the appliance's lid detaching and 99 reports of burns related to detached lids. Anyone with one of the Crock-Pots in question at home can contact Crock-Pot for a replacement lid and is advised to "immediately stop using the recalled Crock-Pot in pressure cooker mode," although it may still be safe enough to use for sautéing and slow cooking. And for more recall news delivered to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
On Nov. 10, the CPSC announced the recall of 358,700 second generation Ring doorbells sold in the U.S. and Canada due to the device's fire risk. As of the recall date, Ring had received 23 reports of doorbells igniting and eight reports of users receiving minor burns from the device. And for more home safety hazards to avoid, If You Have These Popular Pieces of Furniture at Home, Get Rid of Them.