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Target Recalls Halloween Flashlights

Oct 29, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP

Halloween-themed  flashlights sold at Target stores are being recalled today because they pose a burn hazard.  About 610,000 Halloween flashlights are included in this recall.

This recall involves two types of Halloween-themed flashlights: the mini flashlights and flashlights sold with stencils.

  • Mini Flashlights - The mini flashlights have a key ring extending from the bottom and were sold in a pack of three colors: orange, green and black. The orange and purple packaging has “Mini Flashlights (3 Pack)” printed on the front and “DGI”, “Made in China” and “DPCI# 234-02-1813” printed on the back.
  • Standard Size Flashlights - Also included in the recall are standard sized flashlights with a black handle and an orange top. The flashlights were sold with six stencils in various colors and images: a pumpkin, ghost, spider, cat, witch and skull & cross-bones. “Flashlight with Stencil” is printed on the front and “Tien Hsing,” “Made in China” and ”234 02 1838” is printed on the back of the packaging.

The recalled Halloween flashlights were sold at Target stores nationwide from August 2009 through September 2009.  The mini flashlights sold for $1, and the flashlights with stencils sold for $2.50.

There have been eight reports of these flashlights overheating and melting, including one report of burns to the hand.

Consumer should immediately stop using the flashlights and return the product to any Target store for a full refund. Consumers seeking additional information should contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

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