Meijer has issued a recall for 8,600 of their Signature Designs Halloween image projector and flashlight, as it can overheat and melt the plastic handle, which poses a burn risk to the user.
The company has received one report of a plastic flashlight handle overheating and melting, but no injuries have been reported yet. Users should remove the batteries and return the defective flashlight to the customer service desk at any Meijer store or contact Meijer directly for a full refund.
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.
The holiday flashlights were purchased from Meijer stores from September to October 2014 for about $3.
Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.
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.