Over 142,000 votive candles sold exclusively at Dollar Tree stores across Utica and Rome are recalled due to a fire and burn hazard.

Consumers should immediately stop using the candle and contact Dollar Tree for a full refund. There have been several reports of the flame height reached above the glass, causing the glass to break. Thankfully, there were no injuries. The press release states:

The candles’ high flames can ignite the surface of the wax or cause the glass to break, posing fire and burn hazards. [United States CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION]

The candles were sold at Dollar Tree stores nationwide from July 2020 through September 2020. CPSC said that consumers who purchased the product should stop using it and contact their local store for a full refund.

The recalled candles include the Sure Scents brand 2-1 Peaceful Stream/Moonlit Waves candles pictured below.


A statement on their recall page says: At Dollar Tree, we care about our customers and their families, particularly when it comes to safety.

Dollar Tree is a national company with thousands of stores conveniently located in shopping centers and malls in all 48 contiguous states with many locations in Central New York, including:

  • 1100 Mohawk Street, Utica
  • 32 Auert Ave, Utica
  • 34 Oriskany Blvd #24., Whitesboro
  • 58 Kellogg Road, New Hartford
  • 4583 Commercial Drive Route 5A, New Hartford
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