Target Recalls 4.9 Million Candles, Some Sold In Illinois
I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that most candle purchases take place because you want something that will make your house/condo/apartment/dwelling smell a lot better than it currently does (or did).
If the candle accomplishes that simple task of improving your home's scent, then you probably put that down in the "win column."
If it doesn't make things smell better, you look for something else that might.
If it shatters during use and lacerates your hands and/or sets something on fire, you should probably return it immediately---which is exactly what Target wants you to do.
This Isn't The First Time We've Seen A Major Candle Recall In Illinois And Across The Country, And Target Isn't The First Major Retailer To Have It Happen To Them
It's happened over the last year or so to Walmart and Ross stores, and for pretty much the same reason: laceration and burn hazards. Candles have basically one job, and that's to burn in their jars until all the wax is gone. Two jobs, if you want to add in the "make things smell nice in the house" part.
Everybody loves firefighters, but this isn't the way you want to go about meeting them.
Here's one of the candles that's being recalled:
The Candles In Question, Made By A Company Named Threshold, Were Sold Both On The Target Website, And In Their Stores In Illinois And Across The Nation
Here's what you're looking for, according to ABCNews.com:
The recall impacts some 4.9 million Threshold-branded glass jar candles sold in multiple sizes and various scents — including water mint and eucalyptus, apple blossom and breeze and warm cider and cinnamon, among others.
According to the CPSC notice, Target received 137 reports of the Threshold candles' jars breaking or cracking during use. Six injuries — which included lacerations and severe burns — were reported.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that the candles were sold for between $3 and $20, and they advise that Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to any Target store for a full refund or contact Target to receive a prepaid return label to return the candles by mail.
You can also call Target at 800-440-0680 for more information.