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14.5 oz. glass jar candle.
Furniture, Furnishings & Decorations
Candles
Candles, Candlesticks and Other Candle Holders (463)
Slatkin & Co.    
Slatkin & Co.
Slatkin & Co. Winter Scented Caldle
0235a3a3
0667525733211
 
 
Bath and Body Works
Unspecified
12/7/2010 This date is an estimate
My aunt lit a jar candle on her dresser. (With absolutely nothing near or touching it) About 20 minutes later the smoke alarm outside the bedroom door went off. I thought it was a false alarm, so she turned it off and glanced in the bedroom doorway as she went by only to see a flames reflection on the bedspread. When she looked a flame about 1 foot was shooting out of the jar candle. There was so much smoke the curtains had already turned black where they laid on the cold air return. Had my smoke alarm not gone off, the room was moments of catching fire. She wet down a towel and placed it over the candle. The jar then broke, but the flame was distinguished. Close Call.
8/12/2011
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
My Parent
Female
66 years
Yes
No
No
I emailed the retailer, but got no response. I may contact the manufacturer..
No
Yes
Comment from Slatkin & Co. 9/27/2011
Because nothing is more important to us than customer safety, our Slatkin & Co. candles have been extensively tested under rigorous burn conditions and meet all applicable industry and governmental standards including those of ASTM International (formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials) with respect to performance and safety. I am sorry that we didn't respond to your earlier e-mail. We would very much like to talk with you or your aunt to learn more about the situation. Can you please contact us at 1-800-756-5005.

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