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February 3, 2010

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Dollar General Recalls Toy Guns Due to Choking Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dollar General, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., is voluntarily recalling about 9,600 Special Forces and Police SWAT Toy Gun Sets. The orange tips 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.

Children's Toy Jewelry Sets Recalled by Playmates Toys; Charms Violate the Total Lead Standard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), Playmates Toys, of Costa Mesa, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 252,000 Tiny Tink and Friends Children's Toy Jewelry Sets. A cylindrical metal connector on a charm can contain levels of total lead in excess of 300 ppm, which is prohibited under federal law.

Children's Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by GTM Sportswear Due to Strangulation Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), GTM Sportswear Inc., of Manhattan, Kan., is voluntarily recalling about 210,000 Children's Jackets with Drawstrings. The children's jackets have drawstrings through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by New Mode Sportswear Due to Strangulation Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), New Mode Sportswear, of Garden Grove, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 7,200 21 Pro USA Children's Pullovers and Hoodies. The children's sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Children's Greeting Cards with Bracelets Recalled Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), about 174,000 Papyrus Brand Greeting Cards with bracelets are being voluntarily recalled (imported by Schurman Fine Papers, of Fairfield, Calif.). The surface paint coating on the bracelets sold with greeting cards contain excessive levels of lead violating the federal lead paint standard.

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