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From Products Liability Law Daily, December 11, 2015

Dollar Tree recalls 325,000 tubes of Assured burn relief gel because packaging not child resistant

By John Dumoulin

Dollar Tree, Inc., has recalled approximately 325,000 tubes of Assured burn relief gel because the packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The burn relief gel contains lidocaine, posing a poisoning risk if swallowed (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 16-057, December 10, 2015).

Incidents and injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Product description. The recalled burn relief gel is packaged in a blue box with white letters “Burn Relief” and red letters “Burn Relief Gel”. The brand name is Assured TM. Inside the box is a blue and white tube labeled “Burn Relief Gel” measuring approximately five inches long by one inch wide and weighing about 0.7 ounces (20 grams). The packaging contains the UPC bar code: 6 39277 09311 0.

This burn relief gel, which was manufactured in China and imported by Greenbrier International, Inc., of Chesapeake, Virginia, was sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Tree $1 Stop, Deal$, Deals, and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide from March 2015 to October 2015 for $1.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled burn relief gel immediately and take the gel to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Dollar Tree at 800-876-8697 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.dollartree.com, then on the bottom of the page, under “Customer Service,” click “Contact Us,” then “Company Questions & Answers,” and click on “Product Recalls” in the left column.

Companies: Dollar Tree, Inc.; Greenbrier International, Inc.

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