Halo Recalls Promotional Children’s Projector Flashlights Due to Button Battery Ingestion and Choking Hazards
Name of Product: Projector Flashlights (included as part of a care package)
Hazard: A child can disassemble the projector flashlight and access the button cell batteries, posing ingestion and choking hazards.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled projector flashlight away from children, stop using it, and contact Halo for a full refund and a pre-paid shipping label to return the projector flashlight. Upon return, Halo will send the consumer a $5 gift card redeemable at a major national retailer.
Units: About 84,500
Description: This recall involves five models of children’s projector flashlights: Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Avengers and ESPN. They have a key chain on one end and a flashlight projector on the other end. The model name is imprinted on the middle of the flashlight. The flashlights are red, dark blue or light blue. They measure 3 inches long and .5 inches in diameter. The recalled flashlights were part of a Disney-branded care package that also includes a tote bag, silicone wristband, playing cards, ink pen, journal, wall decals and a set of postcards. There are four button cell batteries with model number LR41 inside the flashlight.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of children accessing the button cell batteries from the flashlight, and in one case, a child required surgery to remove a swallowed battery.
Sold at: Starlight Children’s Foundation (“Starlight”) distributed care packages to hospitals and healthcare facilities between February 2021 and June 2021 free of charge.
Importer: HALO Branded Solutions Inc., of Sterling, Illinois
Distributor: Starlight Children’s Foundation, of Culver City, California
Manufactured in: China
Recalled Projector Flashlights
Care packages that contained the recalled Projector Flashlights
This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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