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RECALL: 682,000 Dollar Tree Children’s Halloween Lanterns Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the Dollar Tree Stores, today announced a voluntary recall of about 682,000 Pumpkin, Ghost and Skull Halloween Lanterns because the bulb in the battery-operated lanterns can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. 

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

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.

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. 

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

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