Family Dollar Tough Treadz Auto Carrier Toy Recall Due to Laceration Hazard
Over 250,000 toy trucks sold at Family Dollar stores have been recalled, due to sharp metal edges that may pose a laceration hazard to children and users.
The Family Dollar Tough Treadz Auto Carrier recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on February 4, after discovering the die-cast metal cars within the auto carrier toy truck may have sharp edges. While no injuries have been reported, the CPSC indicates this may cause children or caregivers to suffer lacerations or other problems.
The recall involves 254,000 plastic toy trucks with a plastic case containing 6 die-cast metal toy cars in a variety of colors. The trucks measure 14 inches long by 3 inches wide by 5 inches high and were sold in blue, black, or red and have the name “Tough Treadz Auto Carrier” printed on the packaging.
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The Family Dollar toy trucks have a white sticker in the upper right hand corner with “$5” and “SKU 1004247” printed in red and a label on the back of the packaging with one of the following recalled UPC codes; 678565114083, 67856114090, 678565114106.
The toys were manufactured in China under Family Dollar Services Inc., of Matthews, North Carolina. They were shipped and sold exclusively at Family Dollar stores across the nation from September 2014 through December 2014 for about $5.
The CPSC recommends that customers with recalled toy trucks take them away from children immediately and return them to any Family Dollar store for a full refund. Customers with further questions may contact Family Dollar Stores at 800-547-0359 or visit them online at www.familydollar.com and navigate to the Product Recalls in the help section located on the bottom of the page.
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