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Utility Knife Recalled by Dollar Tree Due to Laceration Hazard

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Hazard:
"The utility knife’s blade can slide past the blade support during use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers."
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
December 23, 2009
Units:
"About 204,000"

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2009
Release # 10-091
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 876-8077

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: Tool Bench Utility Knife

Units: About 204,000

Retailer: Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.

Importer: Greenbrier International Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.

Hazard: The utility knife's blade can slide past the blade support during use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Dollar Tree has received one report of a cut/laceration with the utility knife.

Description: The utility knife is black or gray and measures about 6 inches long and about 1 ? inches wide. The package includes an extra blade. "Tool Bench Utility Knife" is printed on the front of the product's packaging. "975942," date code "93" and "UPC 639277759429" are printed on the back of the packaging.

Sold at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Greenbacks and Deal$ stores nationwide from April 2009 through October 2009 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility knife and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dollartree.com

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