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: Purple Halloween Pails with Witch Decorations
Units: About 142,000
Importer: Family Dollar Stores, of Charlotte, N.C.
Hazard: The green paint on the pails contains excessive levels of lead,
violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves purple Halloween pails with a picture
of a witch figure silhouetted against a green moon. The pail measures
about 6 1/2 inches high. "Distributed by Family Dollar, Inc," SKU number
1033953, and UPC number 017845000591 are printed on a label on the pail.
Orange Halloween pails with black jack-o-lantern decorations are not
included in this recall.
Sold at: Family Dollar stores nationwide from August 2007 through
October 2007 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled Halloween pail
away from children and return it to any Family Dollar store for a full
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Family Dollar at
(800) 547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm's Web site at www.familydollar.com.
To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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