A consumer advocate Mitch Lipka has alerted Target and the public about cheap Chinese-made flashlights being sold for Halloween. The devices sold for three for a dollar appear to succeed in not just lighting up the night but the children holding them.
Target has withdrawn the item from its shelves, which were imported by Devrian Global Industries. What I fail to understand is how neither Target nor Devrian could spot such a defect before distributing it to 1,684 stores in 48 states.
The flashlights were being sold in the “See. Spot. Save.” section of Target. Target says that the devices were tested before being sent to stores.
Target withdrew the item the same week that it paid a huge fine for violating the ban on lead paint in toys.
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