|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2007
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 678-9258
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Toy Cars Recalled by Dollar General 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: Pull-Back Action Toy Cars
Units: About 380,000
Importer: Dollar General Merchandising Inc., of Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Hazard: Surface paint on the cars contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves two styles of "pull and release" toy cars, including a four pack of Super Wheels (UPC #400016576344) and a two pack of Super Racer cars (UPC # 883788965002).
Sold at: Dollar General stores nationwide from April 2007 through October 2007 for about $1 per pack.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy cars away from children 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