PHOTOS: This Could Have Ended Badly

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22 COMMENTS

    • perhaps they shouldnt be bought?
      Why is the burden on the seller?

      In fact, plastic cups CAN be used safely. when properly spaced, the menora in the picture seems to have the stems very close together. I personally had plastic last year, but got glass this year bh.

      The point is, we are quick to shower blame on the manufacturer, while in truth, he was as well meaning as the guy who bought them.

  1. Why does anyone use the plastic cups?!?! How are these unsafe fire hazards still allowed on the market? (The same for the yartzeit lights)
    A bit of broken glass is preferable to a blazing home fire.

  2. Product that shouldn’t exist. Plastic and fire do not go together. Get real tempered glass cups that can handle the heat. They’re not expensive.

  3. I don’t understand why anyone would buy plastic cups. It’s so close to the fire and plastic melts. Just buy the glass ones. Not even sure why the manufacturers are even making plastic ones at all.

  4. I re-used the prefilled oil cups, and put floating wicks into them, half hour later, the cups had melted too. B”H, I caught it in time. They should not be selling plastic cups for menorahs!

  5. you must use a metal wick holder which keeps the wick centered. also, put water in the holder, then top it off with oil. and watch the Chanukah lights while they burn. don’t leave it up to “luck”.

  6. The M&Ms slogan is: “Melts in your mouth, not in your hands!” The Menorah oil cup slogan could be: “Melts in your Menorah, not in your hands, or your mouth!”
    A Menorah oil cup ad could be: “No need to worry about all those messy, used oil cups piling up on your dining room table!
    “With our unique, patented self-destructible, self-dissolvable and self-melting process, you can light your Chanukah menorah, and simply watch these amazing oil cups melt before your eyes!
    “You can even go to bed without having to worry about tossing all those burnt oil cups in the trash bin the next morning!
    “A great Chanukah gift for people of all ages, including chemistry enthusiasts and pyromaniacs!”

  7. Those cups are fine as long as you use them as directed very clearly on the packaging (each package has a number which corresponds with a menorah and wick set that have the same number…) this done to make sure that there is enough space in between each flame and also to hold the flame correctly in the middle of the cup and make sure that each flame is not to big…

    They were not created to use in every menorah and Don’t try to mix and match or try to put them into your menorah because it looks like it will work as that can be a real fire hazard

    • Are you a company spokesperson? Not everyone buys your silver plated menorahs that have a number which btw I don’t think anyone knows or remembers esp. if they purchased the menorah 10 years ago..
      One day Ner mitzvah may get sued if Ch’V something serious happens all so they can make an extra 1.00

  8. They should be illegal. Even if they can be used safelyif used as directed, there always will be people who won’t and that is why they shouldn’t be allowed. They shouldn’t make plastic yartzeit glasses either.

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