Recall: Pumpkin, Ghost and Skull Halloween Lanterns Pose Fire/Burn Hazards

10/28/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Chesapeake, VA—Dollar Tree Stores Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, voluntarily recalled Pumpkin, Ghost and Skull Halloween Lanterns due to fire and burn hazards they pose. The CPSC announced the product safety recall, which affects approximately 682,000 units, on Thursday, October 28, 2010.

While no injuries have been reported in connection with the recalled lanterns, the Virginia-based company received word of one instance in which the bulb of a lantern overheated. The hazardous lanterns were recalled due to fire and burn risks associated with them.

According to the CPSC news release, “This recall involves plastic Halloween-themed lanterns designed to resemble a pumpkin, ghost and skull. The lanterns are about 6 1/2 inches tall and were sold in orange, white and black. Model number 954437-13096-003-1005 is printed on the bottom of the lanterns.”

The recalled children’s lanterns were made available for purchase at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Occasions, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide between August 2010 and October 2010. They cost about $1.

Consumers have been urged to confiscate the risky lanterns from kids using them, remove and properly dispose of the batteries and return them to the place of purchase for a full reimbursement.

Consumers with additional questions or concerns are advised to contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc. at (800) 876-8077 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or online at

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