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Projector flashlights recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dollar Tree Stores Inc. today announced a voluntary recall Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man 2 Projector Flashlights.

It said consumers should stop using them immediately.

About 275,000 were sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Tree $1 Stop, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide since August for about $1.

The flashlights can cause the batteries and/or bulb to overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers, the announcement said.

The company has received three reports involving batteries overheating. One flashlight melted and a flashlight battery caught fire, the announcement said. No injuries have been reported.

The projector flashlights are about 6 1/2 inches long 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 related images. The back of the packaging contains the number 16879-20012-003-1003 and UPC 6 39277 16879 5.

They were made in China.

The recalled flashlights should be taken away from children immediately, the batteries should be removed and properly discarded and the flashlights should be returned to the store for a full refund, the announcement said.

For more information, contact Dollar Tree Stores at 800-876-8077 or visit its website at