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

Picture of Recalled Creepy Cape Halloween Costume

Picture of Recalled Creepy Cape Halloween Costume Package