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Dollar Tree Recalls Children's Halloween Lanterns

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Halloween-themed lanterns. (Image credit: CPSC.)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Va., announced a voluntary recall of about 682,000 Pumpkin, Ghost and Skull Halloween Lanterns today.

Importer: Greenbrier International Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.

Hazard: The bulb in the battery-operated lanterns can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the bulb in a lantern overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Description: 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.

Sold at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Occasions, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide from August 2010 to October 2010 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled lanterns away from children immediately, remove and properly discard the batteries and return the lanterns to the store where purchased for a full refund.

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 dollartree.com.

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