Yankee Candle Company recalls candles over possible laceration risk

Image from Consumer Safety Product Commission

Image from Consumer Safety Product Commission

Yankee Candle Company has announced a voluntary recall for candles that could put people at risk of cutting their hands.

The Massachusetts-based company said the recall involves 31,000 candles from its Luminous Collection fragrance line. The company said the jar can crack when the candle is lit, posing a laceration hazard. Yankee Candle has received 16 reports of the jar cracking, although no injuries have been reported so far.

The company announced the recall in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The following candles are part of the recall; the item number can be found printed on the bottom of the glass jar:

Item number – fragrance

1535651 – Sea Salt & Coral

1535890 – Blackberry & Sage

1535891 – Apple Blossom & Melon

1535892 – Sugarcane & Honey

1535893 – Pine & Sandalwood

1535894 – Cinnamon & Cedar

Customers who bought the product should immediately stop using it and contact Yankee Candle to get a full refund. The candles were sold in Yankee Candle stores and on their website between September and November 2016.

Anyone with questions should contact customer service at 877-803-6890 Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. to p.m. EST.