Anthropologie has issued a product defect recall for more than 20,000 Anecdote autumn glass candles that could pose a fire hazard.
The products were sold in Anthropologie stores and online beginning in July 2021. But according to a USA Today news report, Anthropologie has received nine reports of candles flaming up, cracking, or breaking apart while in use, resulting in property damage.
Details of the Glass Candles Recall
An alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says no injuries have been reported so far as a result of the potentially dangerous glass candles. But the double wick candles can achieve higher than usual flames causing the glass container to break apart, posing fire and laceration hazards. About 19,380 glass candles were sold in the United States in addition to about 623 in Canada.
The glass candles were sold nationwide in Anthropologie stores and online at anthropolgie.com from July 2021 through December 2021 for about $32. The candle scents are “Fireside Chats,” “Weekend Getaway,” “Sweater Weather” and “Fall Feels.” The candles included in the recall are 13.5 ounces. Consumers who have these are asked to stop using them right away and return them to an Anthropologie store.
If you can’t go to a store, you can visit the store’s website for instructions on how to cut the candlewicks and dispose of the product, provide verification of this to the company and get a full refund. If you have questions, please call 1-800-309-2500.
Recent Candle Recalls
There have been other recent candle recalls for fire and burn hazards. In December 2020, 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.
A month before that recall, 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. Consumers reported 29 incidents where the glass containers broke. Five of those incidents resulted in burn injuries.
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.