Dollar Tree Recalls Children's Projector Flashlights Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Oct 19, 2010, 09:07 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /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: Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man 2 Projector Flashlights

Units: About 275,000

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

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

Hazard: The flashlights can cause the batteries and/or bulb to overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of incidents involving batteries overheating in the recalled flashlights. Reported incidents include a flashlight that melted and a flashlight battery that caught fire. No injuries have been reported.

Description:  The recalled projector flashlights are about 6 1/2 inches in length and have the Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man characters and names printed on them. The flashlights come with five extra mini discs that attach to the flashlight to project various images. The back of the packaging contains the number 16879-20012-003-1003 and UPC 6 39277 16879 5.

Sold at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Tree $1 Stop, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide from August 2010 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy:  Consumers should take the recalled flashlights away from children immediately, remove and properly discard the batteries and return the flashlights 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.

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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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