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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Toy Cars Recalled by Dollar General

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.

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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