Feb 14, 2008
Dollar General Issues Customer Warning, Removes Pokemon Valentine's Day Candy From All Stores
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb 14, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Out of an abundance of caution, Dollar General is removing from its shelves this morning Pokemon 10 Valentine Cards and Pops and has placed an immediate nationwide stop sale of the product on its registers after a customer reported finding a metal object in one of the product's candy lollipops last night. The product, supplied by Sherwood Brands of Maryland, was purchased from a store in Lakeland, FL.
No injuries have been reported; and, at this time, no additional incidents have been reported.
"Dollar General is very concerned about this discovery and, in light of today's Valentine's Day holiday, would like to encourage all customers who may have purchased the Pokemon Valentine Cards and Pops to refrain from consuming it until we know more," said Richard Dreiling, CEO of Dollar General. "Any customer who has a concern about this product for any reason may return it to our store for a full refund."
Dreiling also stated that the company is cooperating with the Polk County Sheriff's department and has asked the supplier, Maryland-based Sherwood Brands, to investigate the incident.
"We will review with the supplier the manufacturing safety protocols that are in place and whether additional measures are needed," said Dreiling.
As an additional precautionary measure, Dollar General has pulled an additional product supplied by Sherwood Brands, the Dog Artlist Collection Valentine Cards & Pops.
For additional information regarding Pokemon 10 Valentine Cards and Pops, please contact the supplier, Sherwood Brands customer service, at 401 434 7773, ext. 271.
About Dollar General
Dollar General is a leading discount retailer with more than 8,000 neighborhood stores. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time, Save money® by offering national branded items that are frequently used and replenished such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood stores. Dollar General is among the largest retailers of top-quality products made by America's most trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly Clark, PepsiCo, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco and Fruit of the Loom.
SOURCE: Dollar General
Tawn Earnest, 615-855-5209
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