July 5, 2006

Home Fragrance Holdings, Inc. Recalls Candles Sold at Pier 1 Imports 

Name of Product: Cement Candles

Units: About 413,000 candles

Importer/Distributor: Home Fragrance Holdings Inc., Houston, Texas

Hazard: The candles can unexpectedly flare, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Description and Models: The recalled candles are cylindrical pillars measuring 3”(d) x 4” (h), 3”(d) x 6”(h), and 4”(d) x 6”(h) with a sand layer base. The recalled models are the Cement Aspen Flower (White), SKUs 2115564, 2115577, 2115592; Cement Downpour (Grey), SKUs 2118150, 2118176, 2118189; Cement Biscotti (Khaki), SKUs 2115523, 2115536, 2115549; and Cement Citrus Cilantro (Green), SKUs 2115499, 2115508, 2115510.

Sold by: Pier 1 Imports through its retail stores nationwide, its Web site (www.pier1.com) and its Summer 2006 catalog from February 2006 through May 2006 for between $10 and $20.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled candles immediately and return them to their nearest Pier 1 Imports retail store for a full refund or merchandise credit.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Pier 1 Imports at (800) 245-4595 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Sunday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.pier1.com/company/productnotice.aspx