|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2007
|Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 678-9258
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Dollar General Recalls Tumblers Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Frankenstein Tumblers
Units: About 63,000
Importer: Dollar General Merchandising Inc., of Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Hazard: Surface paint on the center of the eyes of some of the cups can contain high levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes green, plastic, Frankenstein head-shaped tumblers.
Sold at: Dollar General stores nationwide in September 2007 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these tumblers away from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar General at (800) 678-9258 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.dollargeneral.com
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