Safety Alert Number 0810194

Toy Boats Recalled Due to Burn Hazard
Release #09-012
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 678-9258
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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: Battery Operated Toy "Speed Boats"
Units: About 200,000
Importer: Dollar General Merchandising Inc. , of Goodlettsville, Tenn. Hazard: The two battery terminals can come into contact with each other, causing the battery to overheat, posing a burn hazard to
consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Dollar General has received two reports of the batteries overheating. No injuries have been reported. Description: 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. Sold at: Dollar General nationwide from March 2008 through July 2008 for $3 each. Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these toys away from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or
replacement product. Consumer Contact: 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
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