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Toy "Speed Boats" Recalled For Burn Hazard

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Dollar General Merchandising Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced a voluntary recalled of its Battery Operated Toy “Speed Boats.”

About 200,000 toy boats have been recalled because the two battery terminals can come in contact with one another, causing the battery to overheat which poses a burn hazard to children.

To date, the company 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.

Consumers are advised to take the recalled toy boats away from children immediately and return them to the store of purchase for a replacement product or full refund.

Consumer Contact: (800) 678-9258 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at www.dollargeneral.com