Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Halloween Projection Flashlights Recalled by Nygala Corp. Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Halloween Projection Flashlights

Units: About 10,000

Importer: Nygala Corp., of Teterboro, N.J.

Hazard: The flashlights can overheat, blister and melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one reported incident involving a flashlight that overheated, blistered and melted.

Description: The black and orange plastic flashlight is 6 ½ inches long and has pumpkins, bats, witches, haunted houses and cats on the handle. The flashlights come with six different plastic lenses that attach to the flashlight to project various images, including a pumpkin, bat, witch, haunted house and cat. The flashlights use two AA batteries. "Flomo," "HW189" and UPC 677916518266 are printed on the packaging.

Sold at: Discount stores in California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah from August 2010 through October 2011 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights, 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 Nygala Corp. at (800) 445-5936 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website www.flomousa.com