October 28, 2010: Dollar Tree Recalls Children's Halloween Lanterns
Many styles of Halloween lantern are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Virginia, have recalled about 682,000 pumpkin, ghost, and skull Halloween lanterns. The bulb in the battery-operated lanterns can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
The firm has received one report of the bulb in a lantern overheating. No injuries have been reported.
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This recall involves plastic Halloween-themed lanterns designed to resemble a pumpkin, ghost, and skull. The lanterns are about 6 1/2 inches tall and were sold in orange, white and black. Model number 954437-13096-003-1005 is printed on the bottom of the lanterns.
The lanterns sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Occasions, Deal$, and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide from August 2010 to October 2010 for about $1. The lanterns were manufactured in China.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should take the recalled lanterns away from children immediately, remove, and properly discard the batteries and return the lanterns to the store where purchased for a full refund. For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc. at (800) 876-8077 between 9 AM and 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.dollartree.com.
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