Dollar Tree recalls Halloween lanterns due to overheating

October 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The consumer product safety commission and Dollar Tree stores are recalling nearly 700,000 battery-operated Halloween lanterns because of overheating.

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The plastic lanterns are shaped like a pumpkin, ghost or skull.

Officials said the bulb can get too hot, causing fires or children to get burned.

The government also said parents should look for flame-resistant costumes without baggy sleeves, long capes or long skirts that could catch fire or cause children to trip.