|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 547-0359
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: Purple Halloween Pails with Witch Decorations
Units: About 142,000
Importer: Family Dollar Stores, of Charlotte, N.C.
Hazard: The green paint on the pails contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves purple Halloween pails with a picture of a witch figure silhouetted against a green moon. The pail measures about 6 1/2 inches high. "Distributed by Family Dollar, Inc," SKU number 1033953, and UPC number 017845000591 are printed on a label on the pail. Orange Halloween pails with black jack-o-lantern decorations are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Family Dollar stores nationwide from August 2007 through October 2007 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled Halloween pail away from children and return it to any Family Dollar store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Family Dollar at (800) 547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.familydollar.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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