|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2005
|Value City's Recall Hotline: (888) 278-6370
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Value City Announce Recall of Blow Dart Guns
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: African Blow Dart Guns
Units: About 300
Importer/Distributor: Value City Department Stores, of Columbus, Ohio
Hazard: Consumers may have mistakenly purchased the dart guns thinking it was a decorative walking stick, posing the risk of injury if someone used the gun for its intended purpose.
Description: The blow dart gun is a 51-inch long decorative wooden tube with an attached pouch containing five darts. The brown, bamboo-shaped gun has a black, small barrel-like container attached to the top.
Manufactured in: Indonesia
Sold at: Value City stores nationwide from June 2005 through July 1, 2005 for about $5.
Remedy: Consumers should secure the blow dart gun and darts and return them to any Value City store for a full cash refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Value City toll-free at (888) 278-6370 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.valuecity.com
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