Family Dollar recalls wax warmers after reports of burns

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Posted: Nov 12, 2015 1:43 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Discount retailer Family Dollar is recalling 32,000 ceramic wax warmers after some users said it created high flames, causing burns and property damage.

The wax warmers are shaped like a teacup and come with four vanilla-scented wax cubes. A candle is placed inside the wax warmer and the cubes are melted over it. The wax warmer costs $4 and was sold at Family Dollar stores from April to September.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says Family Dollar received 11 reports of high flames, two reports of burn injuries and three reports of property damage.

Customers should return the wax warmers to any Family Dollar store for a refund, the CPSC says.

Family Dollar, which is owned by Chesapeake, Virginia-based Dollar Tree Inc., has more than 8,000 stores nationwide.