June 24, 2005

Target Corp. Announce Recall of Birch/Bark Candles

Name of Product: Birch and Bark Candles

Units: About 230,000

Manufacturer: Target Corp., Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The birch and bark surrounding the candles can ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard.

Description: The recalled candles were sold individually wrapped in a ribbon on a plate. The candles are cream in color and were sold in sizes 3-by-3 inches, 3-by-6 inches, 4-by-6 inches and 6-by-6 inches.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide from September 2004 through January 2005 between $6 and $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should return the candles to the nearest Target store to receive a gift card from Target in the amount of $15, plus applicable state taxes.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firmís Web site at http://www.target.com/gp/browse.html/ref=br_bx_0/601-5963522-1897725?%5Fencoding=UTF8&node=1041388