Dollar Tree Recall 2010: About 682,000 Halloween Lanterns due to fire and burn hazards

By on Oct 29, 2010 in Announcement, Events, United States, World Comments

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on Thursday that about 682,000 Halloween Lanterns are being voluntarily recalled by its retailer, Dollar Tree.

According to CPSC press release dated October 28, 2010, the bulb in the battery-operated Halloween Lanterns may overheat and can cause fire, as well as burn hazards to consumers.

Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Va., the retailer of the products, mentioned that they received one report of a lantern overheating lantern bulb, but with no injuries.

The affected products were said to have been manufactured in China, and were sold to Dollar Bill$, Dollar Tree, Occasions, Deal$, and Dollar Tree stores across the US from August 2010 to October 2010 for about one dollar each.

This Dollar Tree Recall 2010 involves Halloween-themed plastic lanterns, and looks like a pumpkin, ghost and skull.

These Halloween lanterns, which are said to attracting children are about 6 1/2 inches tall and were sold in orange, white and black.

According to CPSC, the affected model number is 954437-13096-003-1005 and is printed on the bottom of the lanterns.

With this, CPSC strongly advised consumers to immediately stop using recalled and take them away from the reach of their children.

The battery of the Halloween lanterns should be removed at once and return them to the store where they bought it, and ask for a full refund. CPSC said.

For more details and information, the public is being suggested to contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc. at (800) 876-8077 between 9 am and 5 pm ET Monday through Friday.

Customers can also visit Dollar Tree’s official website at DollarTree.com.



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