For Immediate Release:
Melissa Clyne Lee Rech
Scribe Inc., for Candle Warmers Etc. Scribe Inc. for Candle Warmers Etc.
801.486.6763; 801.860.1458 – cell 801.556.8423 – cell
CANDLE WARMERS ETC. REQUESTS CPSC TO CORRECT INACCURATE
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION USED DURING RECENT RECALL
Company Explains Differences Between “Candle Warmers”
& “Tea Light Warmers”
Utah — February 13, 2012 —Candle Warmers Etc. today publicly announced a request made
of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to correct the inaccurate use of the term “candle warmers” made during
their February 1, 2012 product
recall: “Christmas Tree Shops candle warmers—Fire hazard.” According to Candle Warmers Etc., the Nantucket Distributing
product recall did not involve a “candle warmer” at all, but instead a “tea
light (fragrance) warmer” sold for about $8 at the Christmas Tree Shops in the
Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest from November through December 2011.
Candle Warmers Etc. is the patent holder of the original “candle warmer”
plate, lamp and lantern, first introduced to the market 10 years ago. A “candle
warmer” is an electronic product that involves no flame, instead using a halogen
bulb or hot plate to quickly “melt” the candle to release the fragrance. The
recent recall involved products using a flamed tea light to warm a decorative bowl
designed to hold fragrant oil or wax melts.
a good / bad story,” explains Candle Warmers Etc. President Chris Barnes. “On
the one hand, we’re thrilled that ‘candle warmers’ has entered mainstream
vernacular. However, it is important that we call out this particular error as
‘candle warmers’ present the consumer with the safest option for enjoying and using candles in the
home or workplace.”
Candle Warmers Etc.
Warmers Etc. was established in 2001 on the principle of safe candle use and
has grown into today’s market leader and innovator in the candle warmer
category. The Company’s “Practice Candle-sense, Go Flameless” public awareness
initiative is aimed at increasing consumer understanding for how to safely
enjoy candles. Listed among the top Consumer Products and Services companies in
the U.S. by Inc. 500/5000, the Company develops, manufactures, and distributes
patented candle warming appliances and related giftware appliances and
accessories to safely accent the home or office with candles and fragrance.
Candle Warmers Etc. also domestically manufactures and distributes hand-poured,
fragrant candles under the “Jamie Clair” brand. www.candlewarmers.com; www.facebook.com/candlewarmersetc; www.twitter.com/candlewarmeretc.
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