Consumer product recall

The Yankee Candle Company recalls Luminous Candle Collection

Starting date:
December 8, 2016
Posting date:
December 8, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Laceration Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and The Yankee Candle Company

Affected products

The Yankee Candle Luminous Candle Collection

Product description

The Yankee Candle Luminous Candle consists of a square glass jar 4" x 4" x 5" high / 105mm x 105mm x 130mm high) filled with fragrant wax containing 3 wicks. 

The product item numbers, UPC Code and fragrance description are shown in the chart below.
Item Number UPC Luminous Collection Fragrance
1535651 886860520823 Sea Salt & Coral
1535890 886860520793 Blackberry & Sage
1535891 886860520786 Apple Blossom & Melon
1535892 886860520816 Sugarcane & Honey
1535893 886860520809 Pine & Sandalwood
1535894 886860574048 Cinnamon & Cedar


Hazard identified

Once the candle has been lit there is a risk of the glass jar cracking which may pose a  laceration hazard.

As of November 28, 2016 the company has received 2 reports of cracking in the glass jar after the candle has been lit, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received 16 reports of cracking in the glass jar after the candle has been lit, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 300 units of the affected products were distributed in Canada and approximately 31,000 were distributed in the United States.The Luminous candle was only sold in Canada at company-owned Yankee Candle retail locations in Ontario and online at

Time period sold

The product was sold from September 21, 2016 to October 25, 2016 in Canada. In the United States the product was sold from September 21, 2016 to November 5, 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Poland.



The Yankee Candle Company, Inc.

South Deerfield



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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the affected candles immediately.  Consumers may contact Yankee Candle to arrange a full refund and one free candle of their choice.

For more information, consumers can contact Yankee Candle at 1-800-243-1776 Mon-Fri 8am-11pm EST and Sat-Sun 9am-9pm EST or visit the firm's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website (US CPSC to provide link).

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.