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Instant Recall


682,000 Halloween lanterns recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dollar Tree Stores Inc. have announced a voluntary recall of pumpkin, ghost and skull Halloween lanterns.

The bulb in the battery-operated lanterns can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards, the announcement said.

The Chesapeake, Va., company has received one report of the bulb in a lantern overheating. No injuries have been reported, the announcement said.

About 682,000 lanterns were sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Occasions, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide since August for about $1.

Model number 954439-13096-003-1005 is printed on a label on the bottom of the lanterns.

Consumers are urged to take the lanterns away from children immediately, remove and discard the batteries and return the lanterns to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.

For more information, contact Dollar Tree Stores at 800-876-8077 or visit the firm’s website,

Report any incidents or injuries to the Product Safety Commission at or 800-638-2772.