Pier 1 Imports has announced the recall of 400,000 tea lights because the flame on the candle can burn too high and pose a fire hazard.
The specific items in question are the “Golden tea lights sold with ornament tea light holders.” The retailer says about 370,000 of these were sold in the U.S., with another 30,000 lighting up (and potentially burning down) our Canadian neighbors.
From the recall notice:
This recall involves all tea lights in golden tin cups sold in sets of five with either the Red Ornament Tea Light Holder (SKU 2473959) or the White Ornament Tea Light Holder (SKU 2473961). The SKU number is found on the packaging.
Pier 1 says it has received four reports of high flames, with one incident resulting in a minor burn.
The company says anyone who has one of these tea lights should immediately stop using them and return them to their nearest Pier 1 to get replacement tea lights that won’t burn so high.