Target, along with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced a voluntary recall of two types of Halloween flashlights. The flashlights can overhealt and melt, posing a burn hazard.
At the time of the recall, Target had received eight reports of flashlights overheating and melting, including one report of burns to the hand.
Do You Own These Items?
This recall involves two types of Halloween-themed flashlights: the mini flashlights and flashlights sold with stencils.
- Mini Flashlights—The mini flashlights have a key ring extending from the bottom and were sold in a pack of three colors: orange, green and black. The orange and purple packaging has "Mini Flashlights (3 Pack)" printed on the front and "DGI", "Made in China" and "DPCI# 234-02-1813" printed on the back.
- Standard Size Flashlights—Also included in the recall are standard sized flashlights with a black handle and an orange top (pictured above). The flashlights were sold with six stencils in various colors and images: a pumpkin, ghost, spider, cat, witch and skull & cross-bones. "Flashlight with Stencil" is printed on the front and "Tien Hsing," "Made in China" and "234 02 1838" is printed on the back of the packaging.
Both types of flashlight were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide, between August 2009 and September 2009. The mini flashlight cost $1 and the flashlight with stencils cost $2.50.
Whom to Contact
If you have purchased this product, you should immediately stop using the flashlights and return the product to any Target store for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 AM and 6 PM Central Time, Monday through Friday, or visit the Web site at www.target.com