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Hayes Company Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced a voluntary recall of 83,000 “Avant Yarde” outdoor candles due to a fire hazard. The candle wax can catch fire causing a high flame and burn hazard to consumers.

To date, the company has received two reports of minor burn injuries while consumers tried to extinguish the candle flames.

The candle recall involves three styles of citronella outdoor candles with a decorative glaze. The recalled candles are item number 18134, which can be located on the bottom of the candle.

Consumers are advised to stop using the candles and return them to Ace Hardware Store for a refund.

For further information, contact Hayes at (800) 838-5053 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.

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