The tea light wax can overheat resulting in the wax catching fire, posing a burn and fire hazard.
The recall involves Sterno Bulk Pack 5 Hour Tea Lights, item numbers 505TL and 505S.
The tea lights are standard sized, white wax tea light candles contained in small aluminum cups with no additional identification markings.
The tea lights were sold in cases containing 500 tealight candles.
This recall only involves tea lights with codes ranging from 11060 to 11151 which can be found printed on both the outside of the case and on the back of the box of 50.
They were sold through Food service distributors and other restaurant supply stores nationwide from April 2011 through October 2011 for between $36 to $50 per case. The recalled tea lights were not sold to retail consumers.
Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and return any unused candles to the place of purchase for a full refund. Food service distributors and restaurant supply stores have been directly notified about this recall by mail.
For additional information, contact Sterno toll-free at (877) 478-3766 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.sterno.com