Star Wars toys are being recalled due to electric shock risks – here’s what to do if you own one

Star Wars toys are being recalled due to electric shock risks – here’s what to do if you own one
The Star Wars Holopane 25 Lightbox has been recalled by TK Maxx over safety fears

A popular Star Wars toy is being urgently recalled by retailer TK Maxx over fears that it could give users electric shocks.

The Star Wars Holopane 25 Lightbox enables fans of the sci-fi films to bring their favourite characters to life by inserting a holopane to create a 3D effect.

The toys, which feature designs of Darth Vader, Chewbacca, a Stormtrooper and Rey, were sold in shops in December 2018 and January 2019.

Battery leakage

The new product recall applies to all products which came supplied with blue GaoLe-branded AAA batteries.

This is because of leakages found in some of the batteries, which could pose a health risk to users.

Any products supplied with other types of batteries are said to be safe to use and unaffected by any leaks.

What to do if you have one of the toys

TK Maxx has advised that anybody who bought any of the recalled products should stop using them immediately and return the toys to any store for a full refund.

It has said that a receipt is not needed in order to get your money back.

Star Wars toys are being recalled due to electric shock risks – here’s what to do if you own one

Star Wars toys are being recalled due to electric shock risks – here’s what to do if you own one
The Star Wars Holopane 25 Lightbox has been recalled by TK Maxx over safety fears

A popular Star Wars toy is being urgently recalled by retailer TK Maxx over fears that it could give users electric shocks.

The Star Wars Holopane 25 Lightbox enables fans of the sci-fi films to bring their favourite characters to life by inserting a holopane to create a 3D effect.

The toys, which feature designs of Darth Vader, Chewbacca, a Stormtrooper and Rey, were sold in shops in December 2018 and January 2019.

Battery leakage

The new product recall applies to all products which came supplied with blue GaoLe-branded AAA batteries.

This is because of leakages found in some of the batteries, which could pose a health risk to users.

Any products supplied with other types of batteries are said to be safe to use and unaffected by any leaks.

What to do if you have one of the toys

TK Maxx has advised that anybody who bought any of the recalled products should stop using them immediately and return the toys to any store for a full refund.

It has said that a receipt is not needed in order to get your money back.