Consumer product recall

Set in Stone recalls Rock Candle

Starting date:
March 17, 2017
Posting date:
March 17, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Set in Stone Rock Candles

Product description

The Set in Stone rock candle consists of an oil-burning fibreglass wick with ferrule that extends through a flat-shaped rock into a glass reservoir attached underneath the rock. The rock candles have various shapes and may have 1 to 4 reservoirs and wicks in the same rock.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's inspection program found the recalled product does not meet the labelling and packaging requirements for consumer chemical products as set out in the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 issued under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

The rock candles were sold with liquid paraffin oil. 99% pure liquid paraffin oil can pose a danger to human health, especially to children, if aspiration occurs. Aspiration occurs when the product is coughed up or vomited after being ingested. This coughing/vomiting causes small particles of the product to travel into the lungs and may result in severe health effects including pulmonary injury, chemical pneumonia or death. The rock candle intended to contain the fuel does not display the required warning information and is not supplied with the required child resistant closures.

As of March 10, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 50 units of the affected products were sold online, and at various craft shows in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Time period sold

The recalled rock candles were sold from March 1, 2014 to March 9, 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.



Set in Stone


New Brunswick


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product with the liquid paraffin oil. Consumers should also ensure that the liquid paraffin oil is not stored in the products. The products can continue to be used with 100% peanut oil.  The product should be kept out of reach of children.

Consumers may contact Set in Stone Plus by email between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. AST Monday to Friday for more information on new instructions for product use.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.