Halloween Flashlight Recalled Due To Burn Hazard

Halloween-themed projector flashlights from Meijer have been recalled because they pose a burn hazard.

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Meijer has recalled around 8,600 Halloween-themed projector flashlights because they can melt, posing a burn hazard.

Recalled Meijer Halloween flashlightProduct description: This recall focuses on Signature Designs Halloween image projectors. The projector is a flashlight that includes a cap that holds special lenses to project messages and images onto a wall or other surfaces. The flashlight handle is black with the word "Halloween" and pictures of a skull and a jack o' lantern printed in white.

The handle measures about 7 inches long and holds two size-C batteries. The cap is orange and is about 3 inches high and about 2 inches in diameter. The projector comes with three lenses: an orange lens with a black jack o' lantern, a yellow lens with a black bat and a purple lens with the words "Trick or Treat" in black. A clear label with "Signature Designs (HK) Ltd, Ningbo, China, 14-121-02, 05/2014" printed in white is on the side of the handle opposite the orange on/off switch.

Where/when they were sold: These recalled flashlight projectors were exclusively sold at Meijer stores from September 2014 to October 2014 for about $3.

Reason for the recall: The flashlight can overheat and melt the plastic handle, posing a burn risk to the user. Meijer has received one report of a flashlight melting. There have been no injuries reported.

What you need to do: Immediately stop using the flashlight, remove the batteries and return it to the customer service desk at any Meijer store. You can also contact Meijer for a full refund.

Company information: You can contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 anytime, or find them online at www.meijer.com and click on "Product Recalls" at the bottom of the page for more information.

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