March 31, 2005

TechnoBrands Inc. Announces Recall of Rope Candles

Name of Product: Rope Candle

Units: About 2,000

Manufacturer: Zhongshan Zhongnam Candle Manufacturer Co., Ltd. of China

Distributor: TechnoBrands Inc., of Colonial Heights, Virginia

Hazard: The candle has a clamp that is used to extinguish the candle. The clamp does not always sever the wax close to the wick and extinguish the candle as intended. This can allow the flame to continue down into the coiled section of the candle and ignite the entire candle.

Description: The rope candle is a 20-foot coiled beeswax candle that feeds up to a scissors like clamp. The candle is lit above the clamp. The candle has an antique copper finish. It was sold under the name �Self-extinguishing Rope Candle.�

Manufactured in: China

Sold by: TechnoBrands Inc. doing business as FirstSTREET on their Web site and through their catalog from November 2004 through February 2005 for $49.95.

Remedy: Consumers should contact TechnoBrands Inc. to get information on receiving a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call TechnoBrands Inc. at (866) 660-7150 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.