Trader Joe’s has initiated a recall of its Mango Tangerine Scented Candle due to concerns about an unusual burn pattern that could potentially cause a house fire. Priced at $3.99, this candle has been removed from shelves nationwide.

Flame Spread Risk

The company announced that when the candle is lit, the flame might extend from the wick to the wax, resulting in a much larger flame than anticipated. This issue could pose a significant safety risk, particularly as Americans prepare to celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks.

Consumer Advisory

Customers who purchased the Mango Tangerine Scented Candle are advised not to use it. Trader Joe’s urges buyers to either discard the product or return it to any store for a full refund.

Customer Support and Safety Measures

Trader Joe’s has not disclosed the number of candles sold nor reported any injuries or fires related to the product. For inquiries, customers can contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 or via the company’s website.

Widespread Availability and Recall Notice

This seasonal candle, part of Trader Joe’s rotating lineup, was sold for $3.99 and has now been listed as unavailable on their website. Despite the recall, some sellers are offering the candles at inflated prices on platforms like Amazon.

Customer Experiences

In a private Facebook group dedicated to Trader Joe’s products, one user shared their troubling experience, stating, “Just a PSA, I recently bought a Mango Tangerine candle that completely caught on fire after I lit it.”

Company Overview

Trader Joe’s, a privately held company, operates nearly 550 stores across 42 states and the District of Columbia.

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