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Recall alert: Hobby Lobby candles pose fire risk

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Hobby Lobby has voluntarily recalled approximately 126,000 candles that were sold in their stores and online this summer. The candles, housed in metal tins, pose a fire hazard.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall on Tuesday, citing 35 different candle fragrances that are affected. These round candles are marked with the name DD Brand Tin Candles. They are 4 ounces each and come in a metal tin with lid. Each candle sold for $5.99, the price marked on a label on the bottom of the tin.

As with any candle, users must take precautions to keep flames away from curtains, bedding and other furnishings. These DD Brand candles, however, pose an additional risk due to the high-rising flame igniting with the polymer coating on the tin and actually setting the surface of the candle on fire rather than just the wick.

With a flame that has gotten quickly out of control, the risk to surrounding objects increases greatly. Two incidents involving the candle catching fire and one incident of property damage has been reported. The company behind the metal tin candles, CoScentrix, also produces diffusers and oil warmers, but only the metal tin candles have raised concerns at this time.

The affected batch numbers, which can be found on the SKU label on the underside of the tin, include: 14070, 14071, 14072, 14073, 14076, 14077, 14078, 14132, 14134, 14135, 14139, 14140, 14155, 14156, 14157 and 14178. Some of the scents manufactured were Vanilla Toddy, Lavender & Sage, Clementine & Mango, Roasted Pear, Cinnamon Embers, Southern Magnolia, and Mulberry Apple, but consumers should visit the CPSC site for a complete list of fragrances recalled.

Consumers who wish to receive a refund for the product may call CoScentrix 1-888-298-2722 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. The number provided is a toll free call.

The recall announcement appears on the CoScentrix website as well, but consumers are directed back to the Consumer Product Safety Commission to make claims of incidents involving the candles or to request a refund.

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