Watch Out for That Mood Lighting: 7M Candles Recalled

Another day, another recall. Is nothing safe anymore?

In this case, it's candles you have to be wary of, specifically those sold under the brand names Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light, produced by Pacific Trade International.

The company is recalling about 7.48 million candles because they have a clear, plastic cup that can melt or ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Pacific Trade has received one report of the plastic cup melting while in use, though no injuries or property damage have been reported.

The candles were sold at Fred Meyer, Home Goods, Marshalls, Super Value, Target, TJ Maxx and Wegmans stores between July 2009 and February 2011 for between $1 and $12. Only tea lights that do not have any lettering imprinted on the bottom of the tea light cup are included in the recall, and consumers are asked to stop using the candles and return them to the store where purchased for store credit.

More information, including more photos of the candles and UPC codes, can be found at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website or by calling Pacific Trade International at (800) 331-8339 between 9 a.m and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website.

Bottom line? You may want to check your candles before you go making your digs all romantic for date night (make sure your partner knows, too).

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