|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2000
Release # 00-143
|Dollar Tree Stores Recall Hotline: (800) 876-8077
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, Dollar Tree Stores Inc. Announce Recall of Doll Feeding Sets
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Va., is recalling about 700,000 doll feeding sets. The doll bib in the set has snaps that detach, presenting a choking hazard to young children.
CPSC and Dollar Tree Stores Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these bibs. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The recalled doll feeding set consists of a bib with pink and blue baby cupids, a plastic baby food jar with pink top and a label reading "Love My Baby Baby Food", baby bottle, two-handle pink cup, and a small blue container. Writing on the packaging reads "Love My Baby Doll Care Feeding Set." On the back right-hand corner of the package is SKU number 563239. The set was sold in a box labeled for children ages 4 years and over.
Dollar Tree Stores nationwide sold the doll feeding sets during December 1999 for about $1.00.
Consumers should take this recalled toy away from young children immediately and return it to any Dollar Tree Store for a refund. For additional information, call Dollar Tree Stores at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.
The State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection brought this matter to CPSC's attention.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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