Hazard: Lead

Remedy: 

Recall Date: 2007-11-07
Recall:
 4078 – 08068
Units: 
Incidents/Injuries:
 

Product Name: Dollar General Super Wheels & Super Racer Pull-Back Action Toy Cars
Description:
Toy Cars Recalled by Dollar General Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2007 Release #08-068 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

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U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Communications
Washington, D.C.
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals –contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury,go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at(301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired.Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

 

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