Martha Stewart Living recalls 1,700 lantern sets because of burn hazards

Wednesday, January 19th 2005, 12:42 pm
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. is recalling about 1,700 sets of decorative Halloween lanterns after receiving 11 reports of overheating, melting and fire, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

No injuries were reported, the commission said.

The hanging Full Moon Lanterns, manufactured in China, are orange or white and have one of three black designs _ bats, a flying witch or a jack-o'-lantern.

The New York company sold the $19 paper lanterns online and through its print catalogue in September and October.

The company is contacting affected consumers, who are advised to stop using the lanterns, to arrange full refunds.

More information is available by calling Martha Stewart Living at 800-950-7130, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. EST.