|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2000
Release # 01-025
|Dollar General Stores Recall Line: (800) 678-9258
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, Dolgencorp Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Xylophones Sold at Dollar General Stores
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dolgencorp Inc., of Goodlettsville, Tenn., is voluntarily recalling about 113,000 toy xylophones. The red mallet sold with the toy xylophone can get lodged in the throats of young children, posing a choking hazard.
CPSC and Dolgencorp Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these toy xylophones. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The toy xylophone is white, rectangular-shaped with a green handle and multi-colored bars including, red, yellow, green and blue. A yellow button shaped like the face of a cat is on the front of the xylophone. The mallet sold with the xylophone is red with two round balls at either end of the mallet. Writing on the box reads, "BABY TOYS XYLOPHONE, TO HELP BABY LEARN AND DEVELOP, and MADE IN CHINA."
Dollar General stores nationwide sold these toy xylophones from July 1998 through October 2000 for $3.
Consumers should immediately take this toy away from children and return it to their local Dollar General store for a full refund. For more information, call Dollar General at (800) 678-9258 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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