Bath and Body Works - exploding candle from Bath & Body Works

Had candle burning in bathroom for 2 1/2 hours - smoke alarm went off.I went into bathroom to find candle engulfed in 6 inch flames.

Doused with water to put out but that made the candle explode and flames burst to about 5 feet high. Hot wax burst everywhere which caused 2nd degree burns on my left hand and more minor burns on my right hand, stomach, face and neck.

Bathroom cabinet damaged in two spots and wax all over floor counter and mirror and smoke stains on ceiling and walls.It was a 3 wick Lavendar Chamomile Candle in blue glass and was in one of their metal decorative sleeves.

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Jul 09, 2014

You're not supposed to douse flames with water. And never leave a candle unattended

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May 09, 2014 Manassas, Virginia

... Fire extinguishers have chemicals to cool flames. You basically doused hot glass In cold and that is why it exploded.. That's basic safety hazard rules. You never should drastically change a glasses temperature.

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Nov 15, 2013

A B&BW candle just exploded and burnt my a huge circle on my kitchen countertop- goodbye security deposit. So annoyed...

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Use your noggins

Dec 13, 2013 Dallas, Texas

No candle should be burnt for 2 1/2 hours nor should it be left unattended, when lit. Thats just plain common sense.

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Mar 07, 2014

Candles state on the bottom do not burn more than 3-4 hours at a time. Should not leave unattended but 2 1/2 hours is Not too long.

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