Family Dollar Stores Recalls Halloween Pails Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2007
Release #08-051

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 547-0359
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Family Dollar Stores Recalls Halloween Pails 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: Purple Halloween Pails with Witch Decorations

Units: About 142,000

Importer: Family Dollar Stores, of Charlotte, N.C.

Hazard: The green paint on the pails contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves purple Halloween pails with a picture of a witch figure silhouetted against a green moon. The pail measures about 6 1/2 inches high. “Distributed by Family Dollar, Inc,” SKU number 1033953, and UPC number 017845000591 are printed on a label on the pail. Orange Halloween pails with black jack-o-lantern decorations are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Family Dollar stores nationwide from August 2007 through October 2007 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled Halloween pail away from children and return it to any Family Dollar store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Family Dollar at (800) 547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.familydollar.com

Picture of Recalled Purple Halloween Pails with Witch Decorations