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May 8, 2003

Wal-Mart Has Recalled Fabric Lanterns

(SafetyAlerts) - Wal-Mart has recalled Fabric Lanterns.

Name of product: Fabric Lanterns

Units: 64,000

Distributor: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Hazard: The fabric is not flame retardant and can be ignited by the lantern's votive candle, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The cylinder-shaped lanterns are 7 1/2-inches high and 6- inches wide. Beige fabric with red and green floral designs covers the lanterns.

Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold the lanterns from December 2002 through March 2003 for about $7

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Return the lanterns to any Wal-Mart store to receive a refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Wal-Mart toll-free at (800) 562-9974 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at

Media Contact: Karen Burke at (479) 273-4314

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