Friday, May 12, 2006

Melts in your mouth AND in your hand!

Introducing the Fire Hazard Menorah from M&Ms... My question is why the company decided to recall this product now (in mid-May). Shouldn't the five events of "smoldering or igniting" have been reported to the company back in the winter around the time that people actually light the menorah? Did it actually take them five months to decide to issue a recall?

Masterfoods USA Recalls M&M'S Menorah for Fire Hazard -The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: M&M'S Brand Menorah

Units: About 1,008

Hazard: If a candle burns all the way down, the plastic Menorah could ignite and present a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Masterfoods USA has received five reports of the Menorah smoldering or igniting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recalled Menorah is an eight-branch candleholder designed to resemble M&M'S Brand candies. On each end of the Menorah is an M&M'S Brand character holding a Star of David.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these Menorahs immediately and return them to Masterfoods USA for a full refund including taxes and shipping and handling, where applicable. Masterfoods USA is also offering a $10 gift certificate good towards the purchase of any M&M'S collectible.

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