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Description: Dollar Tree Stores Recall Paperweights NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2002 Release # 02-122 Paperweight Recall Hotline: (800) 876-8077 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052 CPSC, Dollar Tree Stores Inc. Announce Recall of Paperweights WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Va., is voluntarily recalling about 165,000 paperweights. The paperweights can leak petroleum distillates, which can pose ingestion and flammability hazards to consumers. CPSC and Dollar Tree Stores Inc. have not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries. The recalled paperweights were sold in four varieties: SHAPE LENGTH INTERIOR Pyramid 3 inches long, 3 inches wide and 3 inches high Sailboats floating in blue and clear liquid or hearts floating in clear liquid Pyramid With a Heart 2 1/2 inches long, 2 1/2 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches high Sailboats floating in blue and clear liquid or multicolored hearts floating in clear liquid Heart 2 1/2 inches long, 2 1/2 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches high Sailboats floating in blue and clear liquid or multicolored hearts floating in clear liquid Double Heart 3 1/2 inches long, 2 1/2 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches high Sailboats floating in blue and clear liquid or multicolored hearts floating in clear liquid All four varieties of paperweights have a label on the bases that reads, "817718*** OFSC3*** DOLLAR TREE DIST. *** MADE IN CHINA ***K's Collection." Dollar Tree, Only One Dollar, Only $1, Dollar Express, and Dollar Bills retail stores nationwide sold the paperweights from August 2000 through September 2000 for about $1. Consumers should stop using the paperweights immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, call Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. The State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, referred this matter to CPSC. [Source]

Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date03/20/2002
Recall ID2112
Recall Number02122
Product TypePaperweights
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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