May 8, 2003Wal-Mart Has Recalled Fabric Lanterns
- Wal-Mart has recalled Fabric Lanterns.
Name of product: Fabric Lanterns
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
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.