682,000 Halloween lanterns to be recalled because of overheating issues

October 28th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Dollar Tree Stores in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission in the United States have announced that they are recalling more than 600,000 battery operated lanterns from all over the United States over concerns of overheating by the device.

The statement that was issued for the recall on Thursday revealed that the recall affects the plastic Halloween lanterns that were about 6.5 inches tall resembling ghost, skull and pumpkin. The lanterns came in the colors, orange, white and black.

The recall statement revealed that no injuries have occurred as a result of the overheating but it is believed that the bulb inside the lantern can overheat and start a fire.

The statement said, “This recall involves plastic Halloween-themed lanterns designed to resemble a pumpkin, ghost and skull”. The recalled products were sold in Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Occasions, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores throughout America between the period of August to October.

The affected model has the number 954439-13096-003-1005 printed at the bottom of the lantern.

The CPSC however warned all parents to “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”.

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