October 10, 2002Dollar Tree Stores Has Recalled
Stuffed Pool Animal
- Dollar Tree Stores Inc. has recalled
about 310,000 stuffed polyester pool animals. The seams can separate
exposing the polyester stuffing and foam beads. The foam beads pose a
choking hazard to young children.
CPSC and Dollar Tree Stores have received one report of the seam ripping,
exposing the polyester stuffing and a plastic bag containing foam beads. No
injuries have been reported.
There are eight types of stuffed polyester pool animals involved in this
recall: crab, duck, frog, octopus, seahorse, shark, turtle and whale. The
brightly colored stuffed animals have a sewn-in label that reads in part,
"DOLLAR TREE DISTRIBUTION, INC.," "MADE IN CHINA" and "RN# 87254."
Dollar Tree, Only One Dollar, Only $1, Dollar Express and Dollar Bills sold
the stuffed animals nationwide from April 2002 through August 2002 for $1.
Consumers should take these stuffed animals away from young children
immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
For more information, consumers can call Dollar Tree Stores at (800)
876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.