March 25, 1996
Release # 96-084
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Dollar Tree Announce Activity Set Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dollar Tree Stores Inc. of Norfolk, Va., is
recalling approximately 23,000 stationery activity sets. The sets include a plastic cutter
with a metal blade. Consumers could be cut if the cutter's handle is inadvertently
compressed, and the blade is exposed unexpectedly.
The plastic cutters have a black button and a handle in a variety of colors such as gray,
red, orange, yellow, green, etc. They measure 6.25 inches long (6.5 inches long when the
blade is extended), .5 inch wide, and .5 inch thick. The cutters were sold as part of an
activity set, which also included a clear plastic tape dispenser and two yellow,
fine-tipped highlighters. The activity sets were blister-packed on green, violet, or blue
cardboard labeled in part, "Item #STNY 85 5TPJ3 ... UPC #0 4038801113 7 ... Made in
Dollar Tree Stores in the Eastern, Midwestern, and Southern United States sold the
activity sets from July to August 1995 for $1 each.
Consumers should stop using the cutter immediately and return it to the store where
purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers should call Dollar Tree
Stores at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
Dollar Tree and CPSC are not aware of any injuries associated with the potential hazard.
Dollar Tree is conducting this recall to prevent the possibility of injury.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a
press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax
machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.