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By United Press International  |  Oct. 16, 2001 at 4:45 AM
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Endar Corp. of Temecula, Calif., and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, Ark., are recalling 74,000 Ambria brand candle sets.

The wax from the candles can drip and ignite the potpourri. Additionally, when the candles are in close proximity, they generate a significant amount of heat. Each of these hazards could lead to a fire, which could cause burn injuries to consumers.

Wal-Mart has received no reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

The 9-Piece Harvest Centerpiece Collection candle set contains seven candles (three white pillars, two red apple-shaped novelty candles and two yellow leaf-shaped novelty candles), potpourri and a round 12-inch copper color plate.

Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold these candles from Sept. 1, 2001, through Sept. 20, 2001, for about $10.

Consumers should stop using the candle sets immediately and return them to any Wal-Mart store for a full refund. They can also call the Endar Corp. toll-free at (800) 562-9974, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at

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