|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2002
Release # 03-038
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (810) 238-1839 Ext. 27
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, Halo Burger Announce Recall of Flashlights and Batteries Sold in Kids Meals
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Halo Burger, of Flint, Mich., is voluntarily recalling about 9,500 flashlights and batteries that were distributed as a premium in Halo Burger kids meals and sold individually. The "AA" batteries provided with each flashlight can leak, which could cause irritation to the skin. When disassembled, the flashlights also have small parts that can pose a choking hazard to young children.
Halo Burger received two reports of young children who received minor skin irritation on their mouths from leaking flashlight batteries.
The multicolored flashlights measure about 6-inches in length, and are made of translucent plastic with a black cord attached at the end. "Halo Burger" is written on the side of the flashlight. "Made in China" is printed on a gold-colored label on the bottom of the flashlight. The two "AA" batteries included with the flashlight are labeled "Spadelove Ultra" and are black with a bronze top band.
Halo Burger restaurants distributed the flashlights as a premium with the kids meals in Genesee and Saginaw Counties in Michigan from October 2002 through November 4, 2002. The flashlights were sold individually for about $1.50.
Consumers should take these flashlights and batteries away from children immediately and return the flashlights and batteries to any Halo Burger restaurant to receive a $5 gift certificate, or discard flashlights and batteries in a safe manner. For additional questions, contact Halo Burger at (810) 238-1839 ext. 27 at anytime.
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