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Safety Alert

Meijer Recalls Halloween Projector Flashlight Due to Burn Hazard

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: Flashlight

Hazard: The flashlight can overheat and melt the plastic handle, posing a burn risk to the user.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Meijer at (800) 927-8699 anytime or online at www.meijer.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 8,600

Description: This recall involves a Signature Designs Halloween image projector. The projector is a flashlight with 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 is 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. injuries were reported.

Incidents/Injuries: Meijer has received one report of a flashlight overheating and the plastic handle melting. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the flashlight, remove the batteries and return it to the customer service desk at any Meijer store or contact Meijer for a full refund.

Sold at: Meijer stores from September 2014 to October 2014 for about $3.

Importer: Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Manufactured in: China