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Recall: Dive Sticks


On 2005-02-16, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Dive Sticks due to a potential impalement hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2004 for about $1.00.

About 200,000 units are involved in this Dollar General dive sticks recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Dive Sticks & Pool Games category in 2005.

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What is the problem?

Children can fall or land on these upright dive sticks in shallow water and suffer impalement injuries. CPSC banned pre-weighted dive sticks in 2001.

How can I tell if I own this product?

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.

These items were sold new+ at Dollar General stores nationwide from April 2004 through September 2004 for about $1.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

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

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


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported.

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