|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 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: Key Chains
Units: About 192,000
Importer: Dollar General Merchandising Inc., of Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Hazard: The key chains contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves key chains with a coiled cord and a metal charm with one of the following engraved words: "wisdom", "truth", "believe", "love", "hope", or "dream". The key chains were sold on a cardboard tab with floral designs and the words "Metal Keyring" and "$1" on the front.
Sold at: Dollar General stores nationwide from June 2005 through August 2007 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these key chains 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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