|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2007
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 678-9258
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: Children's Fashion Sunglasses
Units: About 51,000
Importer/Distributor: Dolgencorp Inc., of Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Hazard: The yellow surface paint on the sunglasses may contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves yellow children's sunglasses. No other colors of sunglasses are included in this recall. The word "CHINA" is printed on the left side of the frame. The UPC #400007860896 and words "Fashion Sunglasses" and "Time to Play Every Day" are printed on the product's red hangtag.
Sold at: Dollar General stores nationwide from March 2005 through October 2007 for $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled sunglasses away from young children immediately and return them to any Dollar General store for a full refund.
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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