Candle Holders Sold at Cracker Barrel Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Cracker Barrel BBQ Ant Votive Candle Holder
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September 25, 2013

Mercuries Asia is recalling 7,900 BBQ Ant Votive Candle Holders sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores.

The decorative ant's arms, used to hold up the votive cup, can break. If this happens, a lit candle can tip over or fall out, posing fire and burn hazards.

This recall involves candle holders designed to resemble a large ant. The black metal candle holders are 6 ½-inches tall and were sold as either a male or female. The male ant has a polka dot bow tie and the female has a white pearl necklace. Both ants hold up a clear glass votive cup. The words 'Backyard BBQ' and 'Glass Votive Holder' are printed on the front of the packaging. SKU number 426154 can be found on the underside of the packaging.

The recalled candle holders were sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations nationwide from May 2013 through June 2013.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled votive candle holders and return them to any Cracker Barrel Old Country Store location for a full refund, including shipping.

For more information on this recall, contact Mercuries Asia toll-free at 800-828-9316.

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