Rock On Rock Candles recalls Rock Candle

Starting date:
March 16, 2017
Posting date:
March 16, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Chemicals
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Chemical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-62584

Affected products

Rock On Rock Candles

Product description

The Rock On rock candle consists of an oil-burning fibreglass wick with ferrule that extends through a flat-shaped rock into a tin reservoir attached underneath the rock. The rock candles have various shapes and may have 1 to 4 reservoirs and wicks in the same rock. Consumers can continue to use the rock candles with 100% pure peanut oil.

Hazard identified

Health Canada’s inspection program found the recalled product does not meet the labelling and packaging requirements for consumer chemical products as set out in the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 issued under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

This product is recommended to be used with liquid paraffin oil and citronella oil. The company offered the recommended liquid paraffin oil for sale at the time of purchasing the rock candle. 99% pure liquid paraffin oil and citronella oil can pose a danger to human health, especially to children, if aspiration occurs. Aspiration occurs when the product is coughed up or vomited after being ingested. This coughing/vomiting causes small particles of the product to travel into the lungs and may result in severe health effects including pulmonary injury, chemical pneumonia or death. The rock candle intended to contain the fuel does not display the required warning information and is not supplied with the required child resistant closures.

As of March 6, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 1824 units of the affected products were sold at various retailers in Nova Scotia, online via Etsy, and at various craft shows in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Time period sold

The recalled rock candles were sold from April 2014 to March 3, 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.

Companies

Manufacturer
Rock On Rock Candles
Beaverbank
Nova Scotia
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products with liquid paraffin oil and citronella oil and ensure that they are not storing liquid paraffin oil nor citronella oil in the product. The products can continue to be used with 100% peanut oil. The products should be kept out of reach of children.

For more information on how to receive new instructions and a replacement fuel source, consumers may contact Rock On Rock Candles by telephone 902-830-9565, by email between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. AST Monday to Friday or by visiting the company's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.