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Ozark Trail Battery-powered Lantern
Yard & Garden
Outdoor Lighting
Flashlights or Battery-powered Lanterns (639)
Walmart Stores Inc.    
Ozark Trail
5050VA
49833-67071
 
 
Walmart
Michigan
8/16/2011
Indoor/Outdoor lantern by Ozark Trail, 5050VA. Purchased at Walmart.
I installed 4 "D" batteries (correctly), light did not work. I smelled smoke, just a trace amount. I felt the battery terminals in the lantern and they were hot. I used different batteries and tried again. This time I left the lantern on longer. The smoke smell was worse. I took out the batteries and the terminals in the lantern had melted some of the plastic. The smoke smell was actually the smell of the plastic melting. I have the lantern.

My email is [redacted]
or phone at [redacted]
8/16/2011
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Male
53 years
Yes
No
No
Still have the product
No
N/A
Comment from Walmart Stores Inc. 8/24/2011
Please contact the Walmart Customer service hotline at 1.800.925.6278.

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