Dollar Tree Halloween Lantern Recall: Risk of Fire and Burns
About 682,000 Dollar Tree children’s Halloween lanterns have been recalled due to the risk that they may overheat and the cause fires or burns.
The Dollar Tree Halloween lantern recall was announced on Thursday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. received a report of the bulb in the lantern overheating. There have been no injuries reported in connection with the defective children’s lanterns.
The recall affects the Dollar Tree Pumpkin, Ghost and Skull Halloween Lanterns. They are about 6 1/2 inches tall and sold in orange, white and black. They have a model number of 954437-13096-003-1005, which can be found on the bottom of the lanterns.
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The lanterns were imported from China by Greenbrier International Inc., of Chesapeake, Virginia, and sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Occasions, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide for about $1 from August 2010 through October 2010.
This is the second time in just days that Dollar Tree has had to issue a recall due to children’s toys overheating. On October 19, there was a Dollar Tree projector flashlight recall after it was found that the batteries and bulbs of the toys, featuring superheroes from Marvel Comics, could overheat.
The CPSC recommends that consumers who purchased the recalled Halloween lanterns take them away from children immediately, remove and properly discard the batteries and return the lanterns to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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