Ghost Tealight Holders Recalled by Trade Associates Group and Crate & Barrel Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
Release #09-027
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 621-8350
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Ghost Tealight Holders

Units: About 30,000

Importer: Trade Associates Group Ltd., of Chicago, Ill.

Retailers: Crate & Barrel, of Northbrook, Ill., and other retailers

Hazard: The recalled tealight holder can ignite posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been five reports of the tealight holders igniting and one report of the holder becoming excessively hot. Two consumers suffered burns to the hand. Minor property damage to furniture has also been reported.

Description: The recalled product is a metal tealight candle holder in the shape of ghost. The product is white with a black base. They were sold by Crate & Barrel as a set of 3 (SKU #370-846 and/or Catalog Item #X2006) and by other retailers as individual units (SKU #770123). The SKU can be located on the product’s packaging.

Sold through: Crate & Barrel’s October catalog and stores nationwide from August 2008 to October 2008 for about $10 for a set of 3, and other houseware retail stores nationwide from August 2008 to October 2008 for between $3 and $5 for individually packaged units.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the Ghost Tealight Holders immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information on purchases made from Crate & Barrel contact the firm at (800) 451-8217 between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Sunday. For items purchased elsewhere, contact Trade Associates Group toll-free at (888) 621-8350 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled products, please go to:

Originally Posted on: 10/31/2008
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