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Recall: Creepy Cape Halloween Costumes


On 2006-10-31, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Creepy Cape Halloween Costumes due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2005 for about $2.00.

About 100,000 units are involved in this Tony Development & Mfg costume recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Costumes category in 2006.

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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800)547-0359

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What is the problem?

These vinyl capes fail to meet the standard for the flammability of vinyl plastic film, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recall involves 40-inch black vinyl capes with a stand-up collar. A white sticker on the collar of the cape reads, FLAME RETARDANT PVC and MADE IN CHINA. The packaging shows a green-skinned vampire wearing a black cape. Writing on the packaging includes CREEPY CAPE, Ages 6 To 60, and NO. 53600 .

These items were sold new+ at Family Dollar stores nationwide from August 2005 through October 2006 for about $2.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should stop using the recalled capes and return them to any Family Dollar store for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Family Dollar toll-free at (800)547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported.

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+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


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