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ROPE CANDLES

Name of product: Rope Candle.

Units: About 2,000.

Manufacturer: Zhongshan Zhongnam Candle Manufacturer of China.

Distributor: TechnoBrands of Colonial Heights, Va.

Hazard: The candle has a clamp that is used to extinguish the candle. The clamp does not always sever the wax close to the wick and extinguish the candle as intended. This can allow the flame to continue down into the coiled section and ignite the entire candle.

Incidents/injuries: TechnoBrands has received two reports of the candle continuing to burn past the point where it is supposed to extinguish. TechnoBrands has received no reports of property damage or injury.

Description: The rope candle is a 20-foot coiled beeswax candle that feeds up to a scissors-like clamp. The candle is lit above the clamp. It was sold under the name Self-extinguishing Rope Candle.

Manufactured in: China.

Sold by: TechnoBrands doing business as FirstSTREET on their Web site and through their catalog from November 2004 through February 2005 for $49.95.

Remedy: Consumers should contact TechnoBrands to get information on receiving a full refund.

Consumer contact: (866) 660-7150 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.