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Glass jar candles sold at Costco recalled due to laceration, fire hazard

There have been three reported cases of people being lacerated.
Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Recalled Alaura Candle in Vanilla Biscotti Scent, in packaging

Nearly 140,000 candles in glass jars sold at Costco have been recalled because they can shatter or break apart, creating a cutting and fire hazard, federal regulators said Thursday. At least three people have been injured.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall involves the Alaura Brand Two-Tone Jar Candles. They were sold at Costco stores and at costco.com from August through September 2021 for $17.

Northern Lights Enterprises has received 138 reports of the jar candles shattering, cracking or breaking apart, CPSC said. There have been three reported cases of people being lacerated.

The two-tone candles come in a decorative glass container with a metal lid, CPSC said. They come in Frosted Forest and Vanilla Biscotti scents. “Alaura Candles” is printed on a sticker on the bottom.

Anyone who has these is encouraged to stop using them and return them to Costco for a full refund. 

"Consumers who are not able to return the Candle to a Costco Warehouse can contact Northern Lights by email at cr@northernlightscandles.com for instructions on how to cut the candle wicks, provide verification of this to Northern Lights, and then dispose of the candle to receive a full refund," CPSC said.

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