Pier 1 Imports Tea Light Recall: Risk of Fire

About 40,000 Pier 1 Imports silver and gold glitter tea lights and 67,000 Santa tea light holders have been recalled due to risk of fire.

The recalls were announced on Thursday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Pier 1 Imports, after reports that the recalled products were catching fire. Although no injuries have been reported in connection with the defective tea lights or tea light holders, the company has reported at least three incidents where the holders caught fire and three incidents where glitter from the tea lights also burned.

The tea light holder recall affects Pier 1 Imports Ceramic Santa Tea Light Holders sold at the store from September through December 2009. About 61,500 of the holders were sold in the U.S. and 5.500 were sold in Canada. The holders are red and white and sculpted to resemble Santa Claus. They are about 7 and ½ inches tall and 3 and 1.2 inches wide and have a red metal hat and an opening in the back where a tea light candle can be placed. The holders have an SKU number of 2417274 printed on the bottom.

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Silver Glitter Tea Lights and Gold Glitter Tea Lights, sold during the same time period, are also being recalled. About 37,000 were sold in the U.S. and 3,000 in Canada.

The tea light recall affects silver and gold glitter tea lights that were sold in clear boxes of 24. The silver glitter tea light boxes have an SKU number of 2410335 and the gold glitter tea light boxes have an SKU number of 2410322. The SKU numbers can be found on the bottom of the boxes.

The CPSC recommends that consumers stop using the Ceramic Santa Tea Light Holders, Silver Glitter Tea Lights and Gold Glitter Tea Lights immediately and return them to the nearest Pier 1 Imports store for a full refund or merchandise credit. Consumers with questions can contact the company at www.pier1.com.

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