Dollar Tree Recalls Children's Halloween Lanterns Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Oct 28, 2010, 07:52 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Name of product: Pumpkin, Ghost and Skull Halloween Lanterns

Units: About 682,000

Retailer: Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.

Importer: Greenbrier International Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.

Hazard: The bulb in the battery-operated lanterns can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the bulb in a lantern overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Description:  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 954439-13096-003-1005 is printed on a label on the bottom of 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.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy:  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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc. at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.dollartree.com.

Photos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11025.html.

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 876-8077

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908



SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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