Trader Joe’s Just Recalled One of Its Fan Favorite Products (It Could Be a Serious Safety Hazard)

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If you recently bought a candle during your last Trader Joe’s run, you might want to check the label. Trader Joe’s issued a recall on June 27 of its Mango Tangerine candles because they could potentially be hazardous in your home.

According to the announcement from Trader Joe’s, the Mango Tangerine Scented Candles with the SKU# 56879 may have an unexpected burn pattern. This means that the candle’s flame could potentially spread from the wick to the wax, causing an unexpected larger flame and becoming a safety risk in your home. The grocer mentioned that if you recently bought one of these candles that you should not use it, and they urge you to discard it or return it to Trader Joe’s for a full refund.

Trader Joe’s keeps shoppers informed about recalls by posting them directly on the Trader Joe’s website, letting shoppers know if there are any hazards to know about when it comes to the food and the products they buy. The grocer encourages shoppers with any questions to reach out to their customer relations office, or to send them an email with your questions.

Regardless of whether you have this candle or not, it’s always good to be aware of the fire hazards that can crop up in your kitchen. Keeping flammables away from the stove, not leaving candles unattended, and having a fire extinguisher on hand are all necessary fire safety tips to keep you and your family safe.

Candles may seem harmless, but if you leave one for too long on your countertop, it can potentially be dangerous and quickly become a hazard, no matter the type of candle you like to burn. If something did happen, whether it’s due to this particular Trader Joe’s candle or something else, be sure to seek medical attention if you experienced any injuries.