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Key Chains

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.

Name of Product: Key Chains

Units: About 192,000

Importer: Dollar General Merchandising Inc., of Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Hazard: The key chains contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves key chains with a coiled cord and a metal charm with one of the following engraved words: "wisdom", "truth", "believe", "love", "hope", or "dream". The key chains were sold on a cardboard tab with floral designs and the words "Metal Keyring" and "$1" on the front.

Sold at: Dollar General stores nationwide from June 2005 through August 2007 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these key chains away from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or replacement product.

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

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.

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