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Halloween Flashlights Recalled

Date:
October 28, 2009
Category:
Miscellaneous
Toys & Games
Company/Brand:
Target
The Danger:
The flashlights can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Description:
This recall involves about 610,000 Halloween-themed flashlights in two versions: 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. 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.
Sold At:
Target stores nationwide from August 2009 through September 2009 for $1 for the mini flashlights and $2.50 for the flashlights with stencils.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the flashlights and return the product to any Target store for a full refund. For more information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.target.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10026.html