Family Dollar Recalls "Creepy Cape" Costumes Due to Flammability Hazard

These vinyl capes fail to meet the standard for the flammability of vinyl plastic film, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2006
Release #07-021
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 547-0359
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Family Dollar Recalls "Creepy Cape" Costumes Due to Flammability Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: "Creepy Cape" Halloween Costumes

Units: About 120,000

Importer: TONY Development & Manufacturing (USA), of Montclair, N.J

Retailer: Family Dollar Inc., of Matthews, N.C.

Hazard: These vinyl capes fail to meet the standard for the flammability of vinyl plastic film, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves 40-inch black vinyl capes with a stand-up collar. A white sticker on the collar of the cape reads, "FLAME RETARDANT PVC" and "MADE IN CHINA." The packaging shows a green-skinned vampire wearing a black cape. Writing on the packaging includes "CREEPY CAPE," "Ages 6 To 60," and "NO. 53600."

Sold at: Family Dollar stores nationwide from August 2005 through October 2006 for about $2.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled capes and return them to any Family Dollar store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Family Dollar toll-free at (800) 547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.familydollar.com

Picture of Recalled Creepy Cape Halloween Costume

Picture of Recalled Creepy Cape Halloween Costume Package