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Description: Family Dollar Stores Recalls Halloween Pails Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 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 [Source]

Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date10/25/2007
Recall ID4064
Recall Number08051
Product TypeHoliday Items (except lights)
HazardLead
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