August 14, 2006

Ballard Designs Inc. Recalls Potted Candles 

Name of Product: Toulon Potted Candles

Units: About 775 candles and candle sets

Distributor: Ballard Designs Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.

Hazard: The packaging or holder can ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Description: This recall involves Toulon potted candles that were sold individually and as a set. The larger, citronella-scented single candles were sold in cream, green and terracotta. Candles sold as a set include four smaller candles with cream or green pots and were sold in citronella and unscented. Item numbers involved in the recall are AW058 (single) and AW057 (set). The pots have a raised floral and garland design.

Sold at: Ballard Designsí Web site and through its toll-free number from May 2006 through June 2006 for about $35 for set of four candles and $69 for the large candle.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and discard them. Consumers should contact Ballard Designs for instructions on how to receive a full refund. Direct notices from Ballard Designs are being sent to consumers with the recalled candles.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should contact Ballard Designs at (800) 367-2810 anytime, or visit the firmís Web site at http://www.ballarddesigns.com/jump.jsp?itemType=CATEGORY&itemID=869&path=1%2C2%2C509%2C869