June 3, 1998

RJS Inc. Announces the Recall of Ralph Lauren Thoroughbred Candles

RJS Inc., of Port Washington, N.Y., is conducting a recall of 1,222 Ralph Lauren Thoroughbred Candles. These candles present a fire hazard because their flasks can overheat and burn with high flames.

The Ralph Lauren Thoroughbred Candles are silver votives that have a saddle-brown-color leather wrap sleeves, and are filled with yellow wax. They have item code RLT027 on their packaging. The packaging is a multicolored brown and green paisley paper box with clear front cover, green ribbon and hang tag. A hang tag is attached to the packaging showing a horse and rider scene. There also are use instructions located in the box. Major department stores and specialty stores, including Polo, Bloomingdales and Saks 5th Avenue, nationwide have sold these candles between September 1995 and April 1998 for about $30.

Consumers should stop using these candles immediately, and return them to the place of purchase for a refund. For more information, consumers should call RJS Inc. at (800) 228-5942 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.