I know, it is a serious thing. Likely the size of wick vs wax pool can heat the wax to where it vaporizes and makes nice BIG flame. But still, you just can’t make this stuff up. A candle being recalled because it can “catch fire”…
Back in 2006, so we are likely safe from flammable candles now…
IKEA Recalls Candles for Fire and Burn Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Outdoor Candles
Units: About 133,000 packages of six candles
Manufacturer: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
Hazard: The candle’s wax can catch fire causing a high flame and posing a fire and burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received 16 reports of incidents involving flaring of the outdoor candles, seven of which involved minor burn injuries.
Description and Models: The recall involves the ANGAR (#200.301.24) and SAMLAS (#900.524.43) outdoor candles. The candle’s container is made of silver-colored metal and measures about four inches wide by two inches high. The container is filled with white wax. The candle’s wick is about ½ inch square and is made of brown fiberboard. They were sold in packages of six candles. The candle name and article number (#) is written on the instructions for use accompanying the candles.
One can only wonder if the sporadic few that had a flame up were due to high volatiles in the wax, being placed in clusters, running them on the BBQ, …. But at least now we know that we are being kept safe from flammable candles by our vigilant government…