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Dollar Tree Recalls Children's Projector Flashlights Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Name of Product:
Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man 2 Projector Flashlights
Hazard:
The flashlights can cause the batteries and/or bulb to overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
October 19, 2010
Units:
About 275,000
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc. at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.dollartree.com

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled projector flashlights are about 6 1/2 inches in length and have the Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man characters and names printed on them. The flashlights come with five extra mini discs that attach to the flashlight to project various images. The back of the packaging contains the number 16879-20012-003-1003 and UPC 6 39277 16879 5.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received three reports of incidents involving batteries overheating in the recalled flashlights. Reported incidents include a flashlight that melted and a flashlight battery that caught fire. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Tree $1 Stop, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide from August 2010 for about $1.
Manufacturer(s):
Consumers should take the recalled flashlights away from children immediately, remove and properly discard the batteries and return the flashlights to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Importer(s):

Greenbrier International, Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
11-013
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