Dollar General Recalls Tumblers Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2007
Release #08-007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 678-9258
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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

Picture of Recalled Frankenstein Cup