Recall: Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man 2 Projector Flashlights
On 2010-10-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man 2 Projector Flashlights due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2010 for about $1.
About 300,000 units are involved in this Greenbrier International projector flashlight recall. Instance(s) of fires have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Toy Flashlights category in 2010.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 876-8077
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What is the problem?
The flashlights can cause the batteries and/or bulb to overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Instance(s) of fires have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled projector flashlights are about 6 1/2 inches in length and have the Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man characters and names printed on them. The flashlights come with five extra mini discs that attach to the flashlight to project various images. The back of the packaging contains the number 16879-20012-003-1003 and UPC 6 39277 16879 5.
These items were sold new+ at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Tree $1 Stop, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide from August 2010 for about $1.
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 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.
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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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