CUSTOMERS of TK Maxx and Homesense are being urged to bring back some DW home candles with wooden wicks because of a risk of choking from an excessive amount of toxic smoke.

They are model numbers 138160, 138666, 138677 and 138723, sold with different scents across the DW wood wick candle range. The candles are made in the USA.

Trading standards officers said there was a risk of asphyxiation from the chemicals in the candles which release an excessive amount of smoke.

A spokesman said: “A person could inadvertently breathe in the toxic smoke, which might lead to poisoning or asphyxiation through carbon monoxide exposure.”

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