The old saying is “You get what you pay for,” but in the instance of these toy projector flashlights, you child could get much more and not in a good way. These toys overheat and the plastic can melt and cause burns; and they can also start a fire.
They were sold in the Dollar Tree type stores and should be taken away from children immediately.
Manufactured in China, but sold in Atlanta and all across the nation. These could be really dangerous to children.
Years ago my husband left a large flashlight sitting on the front seat of our car plugged into the cigarette lighter; but it was turned off. However, It somehow came on and during the night caught the seat on fire and the whole interior of our car had to be replaced.
These could be especially dangerous if a child were to take them to bed with them and catch the bed covers or their P.J.’s on fire. Please share this information with everyone who has children.
The CPSC has issued the following recall and yes they are made in China. Need we wonder?
Units: About 275,000
Retailer: Dollar Tree Stores Inc. of Chesapeake, Va.
Importer: Greenbrier International, Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.
Hazard: The flashlights can cause the batteries and/or bulb to overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Description: 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.
Sold at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Tree $1 Stop, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide from August 2010 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: 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.
Consumer Contact: 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
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11013.html