Melaleuca Inc. has issued a product defect recall for about 38,000 Revive 3-Wick Soy Candles because of potential fire and burn injury hazards. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the candles may burn with a high flame that can ignite the surface of the wax, which poses a risk of fires and burn injuries.
Details of the Recall
Melaleuca has said they haven’t received reports of property damage or injuries, but they did get 17 reports of high flames, including 14 reports of the wax catching on fire. The recalled candles were sold at Melaleuca stores, catalog and their website from November to December 2020 for between $23 and $33. The candles come in glass containers with metal lids. “Revive” and the scene type are printed on a label in the front of the candle.
Melaleuca is offering a full refund to consumers. The company is asking consumers who have these products at home to stop using them right away, carefully cut all three wicks as short as possible to prevent the candles from being used and then discard them. For more information, call Melaleuca at 800-742-8094.
Recent Candle Recalls
There have been other recent candle recalls for fire and burn hazards. In December, nearly 143,000 small votive candles sold exclusively at Dollar Tree were recalled because the candles’ high flames could ignite the surface of the wax or cause the glass to break posing fire and burn hazards.
In November, Kohl’s recalled 512,000 of its Sonoma Goods for Life, three-wick candles because of fire and burn injuries. At the time, CPSC alerted consumers that the candle’s high flames could ignite the wax’s surface and cause the glass to break. Kohl’s received 29 reports that involved high flames and/or breaking glass containers with the three-wick candles. Five of those incidents resulted in burn injuries and six of them involved property damage.
Product Liability Issues
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous or defective product, it is important to understand that you have legal rights. You may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer seeking compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitation, surgery, pain and suffering and emotional distress. An experienced product defect lawyer can help injured victims and their families better understand their legal rights and options.