CNN has reported that the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dollar Tree Stores announced Thursday that they are recalling 682,000 battery-operated Halloween lanterns saying they can overheat. “This recall involves plastic Halloween-Themed Lanterns designed to resemble a pumpkin, ghost and skull,” a statement from the CPSC says.
The bulb in the battery-operated lanterns can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Dollar Tree claims there has been only one report of a Halloween Lantern overheating, no injuries have been reported to date. The Dollar Tree Halloween Lanterns were distributed to stores nationwide.
The model number 954439-13096-003-1005 is printed on a label on the bottom of the lanterns. Consumers should 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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