March 19, 2001Meijer Recalls Children's Toy
Rapids, MI (SafetyAlerts) - Meijer
Inc. said today it is recalling about 5,000 "All That Glitters" light and
glitter wands. The batteries can short-circuit, causing the wands' handles to become very
hot and melt the plastic, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
Meijer has received two reports of the wands short- circuiting, causing the wands to
become hot to the touch and the plastic to melt. No injuries have been reported.
The "All That Glitters" light and glitter wand is about 9-inches long, and has a
gold-colored handle with a clear plastic ball on top filled with a pink liquid and
glitter. Pushing on the bottom of the wand illuminates the ball. The wand operates with
two AA-batteries. A plastic label on the side of the wand reads, "AA x2." Meijer
stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio sold these wands from January
2000 through January 2001 for between $2 and $4.
Consumers should take these wands away from children immediately, and return them to the
store where purchased for a refund. For more information, contact Meijer Inc. at (800)
543-3704 anytime from the Midwest. From outside the Midwest, call collect at (616)
453-6711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit the
firm's web site at www.meijer.com/qa/.
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