Photo of 'dangerous' Primark Christmas candle goes viral

A picture of a Primark Christmas candle burning up into a large flame has gone viral after a mother posted it on Facebook to raise awareness of the danger.

Jenny Ferneyhough bought the £5 candle in England on Saturday and posted a picture of it fully alight.

Her post has been shared 170,000 times.

Primark said it was removing the product from sale and investigating the matter.

A spokesman said: "We take the safety of our customers and quality of our products very seriously.

"We are removing the product from sale while we investigate this complaint as a matter of urgency."

Mrs Ferneyhough wrote on Facebook: "This is a candle I bought in Primark Manchester for £5 on Saturday. I am concerned that it poses a risk to the safety of anyone who owns one, and I have emailed Primark suggesting they recall them.

"In the meantime, I would be grateful if we could spread the word so that no one is put at risk by this."


If you cannot see the Facebook post above, click here.

She said: "It was burning normally for a couple of hours and then we noticed it was burning right across the top.

"We were monitoring it but it got to the point where it was dangerous and we thought we should post a picture of it because we thought 'this is serious now'.

"We just thought people should know that if you left it it could be dangerous, especially if it's around other Christmas decorations or cards."

More in this Section

People are sharing the small inaccuracies in TV and movies that annoy them

We are pretty sure this learner driver is not going anywhere fast

Eight new titles on Netflix to enjoy over the freezing weekend

People are offering Justin Trudeau style tips after he ‘dresses up like a groom’ on India trip


Today's Stories

Man jailed for damaging headstones

Citizens’ Assembly chair rejects criticism of 8th report

450 people had welfare payments suspended

Government ‘satisfied’ with Brexit backstop

Lifestyle

The biggest cancer killer will take your breath away

Hopefully she had an idea...

Power of the press: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss 'The Post'

More From The Irish Examiner