Things are quite literally heating up in the world of costumes based on the Nickelodeon kids' show Paw Patrol. In a cruel twist of paw-irony, a fire marshal costume helmet based on the one worn by Marshall on the show is being recalled because it could possibly set things on fire.
Gizmodo is reporting today that the flashlight accessory that comes attached to the Marshall helmet is prone to overheating. This creates a fire hazard, and also seems like something that negates the entire purpose of having a fire marshal helmet.
The site reports that there have been no injuries or fires yet, and that the voluntary recall is being issued in order to prevent such things from happening. Though there have been no fires, there have been three cases of overheating in the U.S. and one case in Canada.Only certain pieces with specific date codes are being recalled, so if you (or someone you know) owns this costume, check the details against what is listed on the website of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The site also contains information for a full refund from Spirit Halloween, the company responsible for the potentially flame-prone hats.
Looks like this case is truly beyond the powers of the Paw Patrol. Be safe, and be careful of what you put on your head.