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GEL CANDLES

Name of product: Nature's Finest Gel Candles.

Units: About 727,000.

Manufacturer: Nature's Finest of Marble Falls, Texas.

Hazard: The gel used in these candles can catch fire, creating a high flame. This can result in nearby combustibles catching fire and burns to consumers.

Incidents/injuries: Nature's Finest has received four reports of the surface layer of gel burning, creating high flames. There are two reported burn injuries to consumers' hands, which required medical treatment.

Description: The gel candles come in a glass container in either 5.5-ounce or 11-ounce sizes. They were sold in multiple colors and scents. There is a label on the front of the candle reading Nature's Finest Candles. The UPC codes of the recalled candles, located on a sticker on the bottom of the candles, are 3863300100 through 3863300114 and 3863300200 through 3863300214. This recall includes only Nature's Finest gel candles. Other Nature's Finest candles are not involved in this recall.

Sold by: Drug and grocery stores nationwide from June 2001 though February 2005 for between $8 and $11.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and contact Nature's Finest to receive a full refund.

Consumer contact: (800) 964-6804 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or go to www.naturesfinestcandles.com.