Target is recalling nearly five million candles because of the risk of cuts and burns, according to a Thursday notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
WASHINGTON- Target is recalling nearly five million candles because of the risk of cuts and burns, according to a Thursday notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The recall affects approximately 4.9 million Threshold-branded glass candles, which are sold in a variety of sizes and scents – including water mint and eucalyptus, apple blossom and breeze, and warm cider and cinnamon, among others.
According to the CPSC filing, Target received 137 reports of Threshold candle jars breaking or cracking during use. Six injuries were reported, including lacerations and severe burns.
Consumers with the recalled Threshold products should “stop using them immediately,” the Thursday statement said. Candles can be returned to any Target store or by mail for a full refund.
Details of candle size, scent, and part numbers can be found on the CPSC website and on Target’s recall page.
The recalled Threshold products were sold exclusively in Target stores and on the Minneapolis-based retailer’s website from August 2019 through March 2023. Retail prices range from $3 to $20, according to the CPSC.
“Target is committed to providing our guests with high-quality, safe products,” Target spokesman Joe Unger said in a statement to The Associated Press, urging customers who own “any recalled items” to return them for a full refund.