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Dollar General Merchandising Battery Operated Toy Speed Boats

Description: Toy Boats Recalled Due to Burn Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2008 Release #09-012 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 678-9258 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Toy Boats Recalled Due to Burn 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: Battery Operated Toy “Speed Boats” Units: About 200,000 Importer: Dollar General Merchandising Inc., of Goodlettsville, Tenn. Hazard: The two battery terminals can come into contact with each other, causing the battery to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Dollar General has received two reports of the batteries overheating. No injuries have been reported. Description: The recalled toy speed boats are lightweight plastic toy boats supported by an inflatable hull with “outboard” motors on them. The motor uses two AA batteries. The toy boat measures about 12 inches long by 8 inches wide and comes in various colors and designs. Sold at: Dollar General nationwide from March 2008 through July 2008 for $3 each. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should take these toys away from young 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 [Learn More]

Dollar General Merchandising Battery Operated Toy Speed Boats Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date10/15/2008
Recall ID4960
Recall Number09012
Product TypeToy Boats
HazardBurn - Not Fire-Related
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