Snow Globes that start fires: Hallmark Gifts that give

Snow globes sold in Hallmark stores have been recalled after it was discovered they start fires.

While the snow globes themselves did not catch fire, the globes acted as magnifying glasses, intensifying sunlight causing nearby objects to catch fire.

So far there have been two reports of fires directly attributed to the globes, and possibly more given the cause and effect in this situation may have not been immediately obvious.

Around 7,000 snowman snow globes were sold prior to the recall. Owners of the fire starting snow globes can return them to Hallmark stores for a full refund.

(AP/ Image: Johnny Comics)