Scented candles recalled over safety risk

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Clothing and homeware chain Matalan has recalled three batches of scented candles over fears that they could pose a safety risk.

The ‘3 Wick Mercury Candles’ in silver, red and gold have been removed from sale and Matalan customers have been advised not to use them.

A statement from the company read: “We have identified that the product does not meet our usual high standards regarding safety and quality.

“Please refrain from using the candle immediately and return the candle to your nearest Matalan store as soon as possible where our staff will be happy to give you a full refund. You do not need to have your receipt.

“If you bought a candle for someone else or know someone who has one then please let them know about this letter.”

The firm apologised to customers for the inconvenience and deemed the situation ‘unacceptable’.

They also advised customers that no other Matalan products were affected by this issue.

The Matalan customer services team can be contacted on this number: 0333 0044444.

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