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Dollar Tree Recalls Children's Projector Flashlights Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
DOLLAR TREE RECALLS CHILDREN'S PROJECTOR FLASHLIGHTS DUE TO FIRE AND BURN HAZARDS
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.
Name of Product: Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man 2 Projector
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
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
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the
recalled products, please go to:
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