Pacific Trade International Recalls Candles


Pacific Trade International is recalling about 615,195 sets of tea lights (that’s about 7.48 million candles!) because the candles have a clear, plastic cup that can melt or ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

The recall involves tea lights sold under the brand names Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light. The candles are various colors. They were sold in sets or with tea light containers. Tea lights from the below sets are involved with this recall. Only tea lights that do not have any lettering imprinted on the bottom of the tea light cup are included in this recall.

The candles were sold at Fred Meyer, Home Goods, Marshalls, Super Value, Target, TJ Maxx and Wegmans stores nationwide between July 2009 and February 2011 for between $1 and $12.

Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to the store where purchased for a store merchandise card equal to the purchase price. For additional information, contact the Pacific Trade International at (800) 331-8339 between 9 a.m and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at

Fred Meyer, Chesapeake Bay Candle 36-piece plastic tea light set
Super Value, Modern Light Halloween votive holder with tea light, various scents
Target, Chesapeake Bay Candle Home Scents 12-count tea light candles, various scents
Target, Chesapeake Bay Candle Sweet Delights 12-count tea light candles, various scents
Target Chesapeake Bay Candle Sentiments 12-count tea light candles, various scents
TJX/Marshall’s/Homegoods, Chesapeake Bay Candle Boo Flicker
Wegmans, Modern Light Four-piece Treetop Tealights, various scents



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