Candle Scandal: 31,000 Yankee Candles Recalled After a Dangerous Discovery

The Massachusetts-based manufacturer was forced to refund customers who bought a dangerous product


The safest bet for a last-minute hostess gift may have a hidden danger.

Yankee Candle Company, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, has announced a voluntary recall of six products in their Luminous Candle Collection following reports of the glass cracking.

“We have recently received consumer feedback regarding our new Luminous Collection candles which has indicated that when the candle is lit, the glass jar may crack, posing a possible laceration hazard,” a statement on reads. “Out of an abundance of caution and a firm commitment to safety, we have decided to request the immediate return of all Luminous Collection candles.”

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The company received 16 reports of the square-shape vessel breaking since September 2016, however no injuries have been reported. A full refund is being offered for consumers, as well as one free candle of the buyer’s choice.

To check if you picked up one of the possibly hazardous products — which comes in scents like “Sea Salt and Coral” and “Cinnamon and Cedar” — check the item number on the bottom of the candle and see if it appears on the full list here.

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