March 1, 2006

Big Lots Stores Inc. RecallsTea Light Candles for Fire Hazard

Name of Product: Harvest Brand Tea Light Candles

Units: About 233,000 sets

Importer/Distributor: Big Lots Stores Inc., of Columbus, Ohio

Hazard: The recalled candles can burn with a high flame and melt the plastic holders. This poses a fire and a burn hazard to consumers.

Description: The recalled red tea light candles are apple scented and have the brand name “Harvest” on the front packaging. Item number A5023 is written on the bottom of the packaging. The candles were sold in sets of six candles per package. The tea light candles measure 1½-inches wide by ¾-inch high. Each of the candles comes in a plastic holder.

Sold at: Big Lots stores exclusively nationwide from July 2005 through October 2005 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the tea light candles immediately and return them to the nearest Big Lots store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Big Lots at (800) 244-5687 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Big Lot’s Web site at