CDollar General Corp. Recall of Dive Sticks February 16, 2005

Dollar General Corp. Announces Recall of Dive Sticks

Name of product: Dive Sticks

Units: About 180,000 dive stick packages

Distributor: The Dollar General Corp., of Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Hazard: Children can fall or land on these upright dive sticks in shallow water and suffer impalement injuries. 

Description: The dive sticks are hard plastic in the shape of worms, fish, and seahorses. The worm dive sticks are sticks with ridges that are green with an orange weighted ball or pink with a yellow weighted ball on the bottom. The fish dive sticks are pink and yellow or green and orange. The seahorse dive sticks are yellow with a blue tail or pink with a yellow tail. All of the dive sticks are about 7 inches long. “Made in China” is written on the fish and seahorses. “Sun and Shade” is written on each package. There are two worms per package and three fish or seahorses per package.

Sold at: Dollar General stores nationwide from April 2004 through September 2004 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these dive sticks away from children immediately and return them to Dollar General stores for a refund, or discard them.

Consumer Contact: Contact Dollar General at (800) 678-9258 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at www.dollargeneral.com