May 18, 2006

IKEA Recalls Candles for Fire and Burn Hazards

Name of Product: Outdoor Candles

Units: About 133,000 packages of six candles

Manufacturer: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

Hazard: The candle’s wax can catch fire causing a high flame and posing a fire and burn hazard.

Description and Models: The recall involves the ANGAR (#200.301.24) and SAMLAS (#100.999.58) outdoor candles. The candle’s container is made of silver-colored metal and measures about four inches wide by two inches high. The container is filled with white wax. The candle’s wick is about ½ inch square and is made of brown fiberboard. They were sold in packages of six candles. The candle name and article number (#) is written on the instructions for use accompanying the candles.

Sold Exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide from February 2001 through July 2005 for about $4.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled candles immediately and return them to the nearest IKEA store’s “Returns and Exchanges” department for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact IKEA at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at