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  • Pam Passey
    ... From: listserv@cpsc.gov [mailto:listserv@cpsc.gov] Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 4:03 PM To: pammyroo@nc.rr.com Subject: News from CPSC - Recall NEWS
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      Subject: News from CPSC - Recall

      NEWS from CPSC
      U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
      Office of Information and Public Affairs
      Washington, DC 20207

      October 28, 2009
      Release # 10-026

      Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
      CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
      CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

      Halloween Flashlights Sold Exclusively at Target Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

      WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
      cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of
      the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled
      products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

      Name of Product: Halloween Flashlights

      Units: About 610,000

      Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

      Manufacturer: DGI LLC, of Warren, N.J. and Tien Hsing, of Wanchai, Hong Kong

      Hazard: The flashlights can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to

      Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of flashlights
      overheating and melting, including one report of burns to the hand.

      Description: This recall involves two types of Halloween-themed flashlights:
      the mini flashlights and flashlights sold with stencils.

      Mini Flashlights - The mini flashlights have a key ring extending from the
      bottom and were sold in a pack of three colors: orange, green and black. The
      orange and purple packaging has "Mini Flashlights (3 Pack)" printed on the
      front and "DGI", "Made in China" and "DPCI# 234-02-1813" printed on the
      Standard Size Flashlights - Also included in the recall are standard sized
      flashlights with a black handle and an orange top. The flashlights were sold
      with six stencils in various colors and images: a pumpkin, ghost, spider,
      cat, witch and skull & cross-bones. "Flashlight with Stencil" is printed on
      the front and "Tien Hsing," "Made in China" and "234 02 1838" is printed on
      the back of the packaging.

      Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from August 2009 through
      September 2009 for $1 for the mini flashlights and $2.50 for the flashlights
      with stencils.

      Manufactured in: China

      Remedy: Consumer should immediately stop using the flashlights and return
      the product to any Target store for a full refund.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800)
      440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the
      firm's Web site at www.target.com

      To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled
      products, please go to:


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      public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of
      types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is
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      fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure
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