On October 28, 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that about 610,000 Halloween themed flashlights manufactured in China and sold exclusively at Target stores from August 2009-September 2009 have been recalled. The $1 “Mini Flashlights (3 Pack)” with key rings and the $2.50 “Flashlight with Stencil” can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard. To avoid injury, consumers should stop using the flashlights immediately and return them to any Target store for a full refund. For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. or visit www.target.com.
According to the American Burn Association, 500,000 people seek medical treatment each year for burn injuries. Each year approximately 3,500 deaths are caused by residential fires and 500 deaths result from other sources such as motor vehicle and aircraft crashes, contact with electricity and chemicals or hot liquids and substances.
If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries from a defective product, contact the Baton Rouge, Louisiana burn injury lawyers at Dué, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews. Email us or call (800) 929-7481 to schedule a free consultation.