Friday, October 17, 2008

Toy Boats Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Dollar General, announced a voluntary recall of Battery Operated Toy “Speed Boats”due to a potential burn hazard. The two battery terminals can come into contact with each other, causing the battery to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

The recalled toy speed boats are lightweight plastic toy boats supported by an inflatable hull with “outboard” motors on them. The motor uses two AA batteries. The toy boat measures about 12 inches long by 8 inches wide and comes in various colors and designs. These toys were sold at Dollar General nationwide from March 2008 through July 2008 for $3 each.

Consumers should take these toys away from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or replacement product. 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 at