Recall: Glowin' Dino and Glowin' Doggy Animal Flashlights
On 2006-03-01, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Glowin' Dino and Glowin' Doggy Animal Flashlights due to a potential lead poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2005 for about $10.00.
About 20,000 units are involved in this flashlight recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Toy Flashlights category in 2006.
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What is the problem?
The light green paint on the dinosaur-shaped flashlight and the brown paint on the dog-shaped flashlight could contain excess levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The Glowin' Dino Flashlight and the Glowin' Doggy Flashlight are about 9-inches long and make an electronic sound when switched on. The green dinosaur roars, and the white and brown dog barks. Only flashlights with the following date codes are in included in the recall: LC5H161, LC5H291, LC5I031, LC5I091, LC5I131, LC5J061, LC5J231, and LC5J311. The date codes are found on the bottom of the flashlights. Units that do not contain these codes or other animal flashlight characters made by The Little Tikes Co. are not included in this recall. Also, units that have an R at the end of the date code are not included in the recall.
These items were sold new+ Only at Target stores nationwide from November 2005 through December 2005 for about $10.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately take the recalled flashlights away from young children and contact Little Tikes for more information. Consumers will get a free replacement flashlight or refund.
Contact The Little Tikes Co. toll-free at (800)321-0183 anytime, or visit the company's Web site at http://littletikes.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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