Disney-themed flashlights in hospital care packages recalled; child who received one forced to undergo surgery

Disney-themed flashlights have been recalled after a child received one as a gift, opened it, removed the battery, and swallowed it. The child had to have a surgical intervention to retrieve the battery.

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The Walt Disney Pavilion at AdventHealth Hospital/Credit: AdventHealth

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The Disney projector flashlights to which the recall applies were made by Halo Branded Solutions and were included in Disney-themed promotional care packages that were handed out to young children between February and June 2021 by Starlight Children’s Foundation to local hospitals and other health care facilities. The care packages also included a tote bag, silicone wristband, playing cards, ink pen, journal, wall decals, and a set of postcards.

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Walt Disney visits a children’s hospital/Credit: Disney

The flashlight recall applies to more than 82,000 projector flashlights that have a key chain on one end and a flashlight projector on the other end.

The models being recalled are red, dark blue, or light blue in color and measure 3 inches long and 0.5 inches in diameter. They have the model name imprinted on the middle of the body of the flashlight. Five models are part of the recall by Halo Branded Solutions, each one with a Disney theme: Disney, PIXAR, Star Wars, Marvel Avengers, and ESPN.

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According to an announcement by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “a child can disassemble the projector flashlight and access the button cell batteries, posing ingestion and choking hazards.” The recalled projector flashlights have four button cell batteries inside, and the batteries are imprinted with the model number LR41.

Halo has received one report of a child opening the flashlight, removing the battery, and swallowing it. That child was forced to undergo a surgical procedure to remove it. The company received a second report of a child being able to access the batteries, but that child did not swallow them.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!