May 9, 2006

Mini Fireplace Candle Kits Recalled for Fire Hazard

Name of Product: “Fireplace in a Box” Candle Kits

Units: About 78,500

Distributor: Running Press Book Publishers, of Philadelphia, Pa.

Hazard: The mini fireplace which houses the candle can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Description: The recalled Fireplace in a Box kit includes a 2.5-inch high by 2.5-inch wide plastic fireplace that resembles stone masonry with a black mantle, a tea light candle to fit inside the fireplace, and a small booklet “Fireplace in a Box.” “Fireplace in a Box,” “Mega Mini Kits,” and “ISBN 0-7624-1603-3” is printed on the fireplace’s packaging.

Sold at: Chain and independent booksellers nationwide from September 2003 through April 2006 for about $8.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using this recalled product immediately and return it for a full refund to the place of purchase, or directly to: Running Press, 2300 Chestnut Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103, Attn: Fireplace in a Box Safety Recall. Consumers returning the product to Running Press directly must include full names and addresses and can expect to receive a check within four to six weeks.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact Running Press at (800) 343-4499 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at