Northern Lights Enterprises has recalled Alaura Brand jar candles after three people suffered cuts and more than 100 people reported shattering, cracking, and breaking.
According to a news report, the New York-based company has recalled about 139,500 Alaura Brand two-tone jar candles. A post by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) states that the candles were exclusively sold in Costco Wholesale Warehouse stores nationwide and online from August through September for about $17.
Details of the Recalled Candles
The candles come in a decorative glass container with a metal lid, and in two scents: Frosted Forest and Vanilla Biscotti. The brand name “Alaura Candles” is printed on a sticker on the bottom of the container. So far, Northern Lights has received 138 reports of the jar products shattering, cracking, or breaking apart, including three reports of laceration injuries.
Consumers who have these candles at home are urged to stop using them right away and return them to Costco for a full refund. Those who are unable to return it to Costco can call Northern Lights for instructions on how to cut the candlewicks, provide verification, and then throw out the candle to get a refund.
Costco is reportedly contacting all known purchasers directly. Anyone with questions or concerns is asked to contact Northern Lights at 1-800-407-0377.
Product Liability Issues
There have been several recalls over the past year of candles that could potentially break or shatter and pose a burn or fire hazard. In November 2020, Kohl’s recalled about 512,000 SONOMA Goods for Life branded three-wick candles because its high flames could ignite the wax surface and cause the glass to break. Five such incidents resulted in burn injuries and six caused property damage.
In December 2020, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall for more than 143,000 Adco’s Sure Scents Candles sold exclusively at Dollar Tree. These candles also had the potential to catch fire and cause injuries and property damage.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of defective candles or other defective products, you may be able to receive compensation for the injuries, damages, or losses sustained. Injured victims can seek compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost income, permanent injuries, disabilities or disfigurement, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
An experienced product defect lawyer will be able to give you more information regarding your legal rights and options.