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November 2, 2000

Toy Xylophones Sold at Dollar General Stores Recalled

Toy xylophone recallGoodlettsville, TN (SafetyAlerts) - Dolgencorp Inc. said today it is recalling about 113,000 toy xylophones. The red mallet sold with the toy xylophone can get lodged in the throats of young children, posing a choking hazard.

The company is not aware of any injuries involving these toy xylophones. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The toy xylophone is white, rectangular-shaped with a green handle and multi-colored bars including, red, yellow, green and blue. A yellow button shaped like the face of a cat is on the front of the xylophone. The mallet sold with the xylophone is red with two round balls at either end of the mallet. Writing on the box reads, "BABY TOYS XYLOPHONE, TO HELP BABY LEARN AND DEVELOP, and MADE IN CHINA."

Dollar General stores nationwide sold these toy xylophones from July 1998 through October 2000 for $3.

Consumers should immediately take this toy away from children and return it to their local Dollar General store for a full refund. For more information, call Dollar General at (800) 678-9258 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

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