Public Citizen’s Health Research Group

Public Citizen’s Health Research Group has filed a petition to issue a legally mandatory ban and recall on the use of lead in candle wicks. These candles are said to significantly increase exposure to airborne lead. Although the official deadline for comments has passed, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has stated that it would accept and consider late-arriving comments. Comments can be submitted to the Office of the Secretary, CPSC, Washington, DC 20207; 301-504-0800; (e-mail) — subject “Petition HP 00-3 -- Candle Wicks Containing Lead.”