Citing fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commision has recalled 1,800 Golden State Warriors menorahs
Citing fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commision has recalled 1,800 Golden State Warriors menorahs

Eight crazy fire hazards: Golden State Warriors menorah recalled

Light one candle, and you might burn the house down.

That’s the conclusion drawn by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which determined on March 8 that a novelty Golden State Warriors Hanukkah menorah poses a fire hazard and should be thrown away.

Some 1,800 menorahs were handed out last Dec. 14 on Jewish Heritage Night at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. According to the CPSC alert, the glue adhering the orange basketball-shaped candleholders could melt under the heat of a flame, “causing the candleholders and lit candles to fall off, posing fire and burn hazards.”

While technically dubbed a recall, the CPSC announcement urges those in possession of the menorahs to dispose of them.

Dan Pine

Dan Pine is J.'s news editor. He can be reached at dan@jweekly.com.