Dollar Tree recalls Halloween lanterns over fire risk

Dollar Tree Halloween toy recallDollar Tree is recalling nearly 700,000 Halloween-themed battery-powered lanterns over concerns they could start fires, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The plastic lanterns were molded to look like either a pumpkin, ghost or skull. The CPSC said the bulbs can overheat and Dollar Tree said it received a complaint about one overheating.

This is Dollar Tree's second recall of Chinese-made battery powered lights for kids in a week. A kids' flashlight was recalled last week. Similar issues arose last Halloween.

The newly-recalled lanterns are about 6.5-inches high. They came in orange (pumpkin), white (ghost) and black (skull). The model number 954439-13096-003-1005 is on a label on the bottom of the lanterns.

They were sold at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Occasions, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide from August to October for about $1.

The lanterns should be taken away from children and the batteries removed. The lanterns should then be returned to the retailer where they were purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Dollar Tree at (800) 876-8077 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern.
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