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Small votive candles sold exclusively at Dollar Tree stores are being recalled because they pose fire and burn hazards.

According to a recall notice posted on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website, 142,740 Sure Scents 2-1 Peaceful Stream/Moonlit Waves Candles are part of the recall and consumers should immediately stop using the candles.

"The candles' high flames can ignite the surface of the wax or cause the glass to break, posing fire and burn hazards," the notice said, noting no injuries have been reported but there have been "two reports that flame height reached above the glass, causing the glass to break."

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Adco Trading Inc. of Missouri City, Texas, imported the candles, which are approximately 2 1/2 inches tall with a powder blue color wax in a glass votive, the notice said. They were sold at Dollar Tree stores nationwide from July through September 2020 for $1.

Consumers should contact Dollar Tree for a full refund. Call Dollar Tree at 800-876-8697 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to for more information.

Dollar Tree says on its website under recall frequently asked questions, it says consumers can return recalled products at stores for a refund or exchange and a receipt or original packaging is not required. 

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