Consumer Alert: Menorah Fire Hazard
I was sent the following by someone here in Baltimore, but the product is distributed from Brooklyn and could be available nationwide. Please be on the alert for this product:
I’m writing this letter to raise awareness about a fire hazard with commonly used menorah accessories. Tonight, the pre-filled glass cups in our menorah became so hot, they literally melted, causing fire to leak out from the menorah and on our table. The glass cups were so hot, they fused together. Luckily my wife noticed the fire almost immediately and I was able to put it out. But had we been in another room, there’s a good chance the fire could have been catastrophic.
The pre-filled oil glass set was purchased at AtoZ Savings, and it’s also available at Perns. It may be available at other retailers in
Baltimore and throughout the nation.
I am including a link to pictures of the menorah and glasses after the fire. Also in the photo album is pictures of the box of the pre-filled oil glass set.
The set is called “Chanuka Oil Candles” (Item OCCL-25/44) and is distributed by Ahron’s Judaica in Brooklyn, NY.
After speaking with someone who is more familiar with using glass cups, I was informed that the metal wick holder actually conducts heat, thereby raising the temperature of the fire. Perhaps a recall is in order.
Please see the following URL for pictures: http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q75/Menorah_fire
Chanuka Sameach and stay safe.