At my daughter's wedding I had placed these flameless votives in 5 fairy lamps. I forgot to turn them on.
A couple of guests lit the black wick with a match. The votives burned and melted the wax right down to the battery. The glass lamps broke and were all sooty. of course the guests did not know they were battery operated.
I think the black wick is deceiving (It looks like the wick was burned before) and a danger. I showed the manager at Joanns and she was not concerned because the box says they are battery operated.
They should be taken off the shelf. My guests could've been injured by the broken glass.- Donna Jakubowicz (firstname.lastname@example.org)