Product Alert: Dollar General recalls toy gun sets due to choking hazard

Legal News for Product Liability Lawyers. CPSC announces recall of toy gun sets due to the choking danger they pose to children.

Product liability lawyer alerts- CPSC announces Dollar General’s recall of toy guns.

Goodlettsville, TN—Dollar General has participated in the voluntary recall of Special Forces and Police SWAT Toy Gun Sets due to a choking hazard the product may pose to consumers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov announced the recall on Wednesday, February 3, 2010.

Approximately 9,600 toy gun sets were recalled after it was it was reported, “The orange tops located at the end of the toy guns’ barrels, which are designed to distinguish them from real guns, can easily be removed from the barrels, posing a choking hazard to children.” No injuries have allegedly been reported in regards to the recalled toy gun sets.

The Special Forces Weapons and Accessories Set and SWAT Police Play Equipment Set, manufactured in China, each included two toy guns and other accessories. The model number 48JQH09 can be located on the right side of the larger gun in the set. The toy gun sets, imported by Dolgencorp LLC, based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, were sold from September 2009 through October 2009 in Dollar General Stores. The product was sold for approximately $5 in these dollar stores, located in 35 states.

Though the firm has allegedly received no reports of children choking on the removable toy gun barrels, consumers have been urged to return the product to Dollar General for a full reimbursement or replacement product. Dollar General Corp. can be contacted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at (800) 678-9258 or online at www.dollargeneral.com.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Product Liability Attorneys.

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