Walmart Lawsuit: Mainstay Candles Are Dangerous

A lawsuit was filed against Wal-Mart, the company that sells Mainstay Candles for their flammability and attractive scent. The plaintiff alleges that one of these candles ignited a fire in his house, causing severe damage to the property as well as injuries to himself and his children.

The “mainstay candles walmart” is a lawsuit that Walmart has filed against the mainstay company. The lawsuit alleges that the mainstay candles are dangerous for consumers to use, and it also claims that Walmart has suffered damages as a result of using these products.


A Walmart consumer has filed a class action lawsuit claiming that the retailer’s Mainstay candles have a severe flaw that may cause them to explode or catch fire.

Shelby Ellebracht filed the Walmart Mainstays candle class action after purchasing a Mainstays candle from a Walmart in Missouri in February 2018.

According to the client, she lighted the candle and safely burnt it on her bathroom counter on February 12, 2018.

After being lighted for less than an hour, the candle allegedly started to burn with abnormally intense flames and burst.


The candle, according to Ellebracht, caused her bodily harm. Her injuries, she claims, were caused by a flaw in the candle’s design or manufacture.

Because Mainstays is a Walmart house brand, Ellebracht intends to sue Walmart liable for her injuries. The business knew or should have known that the Mainstays candles were faulty and might cause injury, yet they were nevertheless marketed, according to her. Walmart, she claims, prioritizes profits above consumer safety.

According to the Walmart class action complaint, the consumer was safely using the candle when it caught fire. The candle was not touching anything except than the counter it was resting on, and there were no loose items surrounding it, according to Ellebracht.

There were no open windows or drafts in the bathroom, she claims, and the sink faucet was not running or leaking. As a result, Ellebracht claims that the issue she had with the candle was not caused by an external source beyond her control.

Ellebracht had burnt her candle for less than an hour — a safe length of time — before it burned out-of-control and abnormally, according to the Walmart candle lawsuit.


She claims that the candle was “engulfed” in flames that seemed to emanate from the whole surface area of the wax, not just the wick.

According to Ellebracht, the candle’s flames soon grew large enough to blacken the ceiling with soot.

She put the candle into the basin because she was afraid it might spark a home fire, according to the Walmart class action complaint. According to the complaint, it burst into the sink, causing burning wax to erupt all over the bathroom.

The Mainstays candle class action complaint continues to describe how Ellebracht was allegedly harmed in the event, claiming that as the candle burst, burning wax struck Ellebracht. This allegedly resulted in her suffering from a second-degree burn on her right thigh.

The injury needed initial medical care for the burn itself, as well as follow-up treatment for an infection induced by the burn, according to Ellebracht. According to the Walmart class action complaint, she suffered medical expenses as a result of the burn and missed time from job and school to recuperate. 


According to her, she suffered lifelong damage in the form of scarring as well as photosensitivity to the scar. She says that her photosensitivity causes her discomfort, causing her to cover her leg, which prevents her from participating in some of her favorite hobbies, such as swimming and boating. 

Aside from physical injuries, Ellebracht claims that her purchase has cost her money in the form of medical bills, bathroom damage, missed income, and the cost of the candle itself.

Ellebracht wants the court to award compensatory damages for her injuries, as well as any additional damages the court deems appropriate in the Walmart case. Ellebracht is suing for damages on behalf of not just herself, but also all other consumers who bought the candles. 

Even if no other customers were hurt by the candles, she claims that all consumers who purchased the candles were financially harmed by Walmart because if they had realized the candle had a hazardous flaw, they would not have bought it or paid as much for it. 

The Walmart candle class action complaint claims that numerous consumers contacted Walmart about problems they had with the Mainstays candles, including stories identical to Ellebracht’s, to bolster the allegation that other customers had similar experiences.

Have you ever bought a product that you thought had a hazardous flaw? Please tell us about your experience in the comments section below. 

A. Scott Waddell of Waddell Law Firm LLC, Eric S. Playter and Chris R. Playter of Playter & Playter LLC, and Jack D. McInnes of McInnes Law LLC are representing Ellebracht.

Shelby Ellebracht v. Walmart Inc., Case No. 4:20-cv-00361, is the Walmart Mainstays Candle Dangerous Defect Class Action Lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Mainstay candles are dangerous, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Mainstay is one of the most popular brands in the country and has been able to sell their product without any regulation or oversight from the government. Reference: what are mainstays candles made of.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are mainstays candles bad?

A: Mainstays candles are a well-known brand, and they have been around for over 100 years. They make all sorts of candles, from scented to unscented. Their products are generally good quality as their reputation suggests.

Are Walmart mainstays candles good?

A: Actually, yes. I personally like Walmart mainstays candles because they smell nice and give off a pretty white light when lit. Theyre worth it in my opinion!

What wax is used in mainstay candles?

A: Paraffin wax and beeswax is used in mainstay candles.

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