Riding around in a car with an open flame is a bad idea all on its own: Any unexpected movements or sharp turns and that candle you lit for ambiance or use when your interior lights are out is going to go flying. Flying fire is bad, but it’s perhaps an even worse idea to have a flickering flame when your car is sitting still at the gas station. And yes, someone has definitely done this. [More]
There’s something very distinctive about the artificial watermelon flavor of Jolly Ranchers. It’s distinctive, and somehow defines fake watermelon without tasting very much like a real-life watermelon at all. Also, my teeth hurt just thinking about it.
Now you can fill your home with that aroma, if that’s something that it had ever occurred to you to do. It’s all thanks to the Jolly Rancher scented jar candle. Which it probably had never occurred to you even existed, or had a reason to. [More]
117,000 glass votive candle holders sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores have been recalled. They can shatter when they’re lit, leaving glass and fire all over the place where it can cut and/or burn you. [More]
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. [More]
Feel like you didn’t do enough holiday shopping for the canine companion on your list? Here’s your chance to atone for your stinginess by pampering your pooch with pricey candles catering to the canine nose. [More]
You may want to think twice about covering up that stench in the bathroom by lighting up 25 votives. A new study by researchers at South Carolina State University found that “paraffin-based candles — the most popular kind — emitted toxic chemicals like toluene and benzene.”
Reader Marcy writes to tell us about Illuminations candles and their excellent customer service.
Amy, who had a dangerous soot spread through her house after a candleholder melted, has a few responses to reader comments.
Everyone knows not to leave the house with a candle burning. Most people also assume that a candleholder will not melt and release a noxious cloud and cause $17,000+ in damage, especially one sold by such a fancy pants place like Restoration Hardware.