Yankee Candle issues recall over safety concerns

Yankee Candle issues recall over safety concerns
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Yankee Candle is recalling about 31,000 candles in the United States due to safety concerns, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

The issue is with the glass jar, which can crack when the candle is lit, posing a laceration hazard. 

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Yankee Candle recall: What you need to know

The recall only involves Yankee Candle’s Luminous Collection. The square glass candles contain a fragrant wax with three wicks. These are the item numbers affected by the recall: 

  • Sea Salt & Coral, 1535651
  • Blackberry & Sage, 1535890
  • Apple Blossom & Melon, 1535891
  • Sugarcane & Honey, 1535892
  • Pine & Sandalwood, 1535893
  • Cinnamon & Cedar, 1535894

Yankee Candle issues recall amid safety concerns

Officials have received 16 reports of the glass jar cracking, but fortunately no injuries have been reported.

If you have one of these candles in your home, stop using it immediately.

On its website, Yankee Candle says you can return the candle to your nearest Yankee Candle company-owned store for a full refund. Customers will also receive a free candle for the inconvenience.

For more information, visit YankeeCandle.com or call 877-803-6890.

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