|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2010
Release # 10-132
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 678-9258
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Dollar General Recalls Toy Guns Due to Choking Hazard
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: Special Forces and Police SWAT Toy Gun Sets
Units: About 9,600
Retailer: Dollar General, of Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Importer: Dolgencorp LLC, of Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Hazard: The orange tips located at the end of the toy guns’ barrels, which are designed to distinguish them from real guns, can easily be removed from the barrels, posing a choking hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall includes a Special Forces Weapons and Accessories Set and a SWAT Police Play Equipment Set. Each set includes two toy guns and related accessories. The number 48JQH09 is printed on the right side of the larger gun included in the recalled sets.
Sold at: Dollar General stores in 35 states from September 2009 through October 2009 for about $5.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy guns away from children and return them to any Dollar General for a full refund or a replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar General Corp. 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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