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Press release from Business Wire

Family Dollar Announces Lollipop Recall

Friday, October 08, 2010

Family Dollar Announces Lollipop Recall18:02 EDT Friday, October 08, 2010 MATTHEWS, N.C. (Business Wire) -- Family Dollar Stores (NYSE:FDO), a leading nationwide discount retail chain, is notifying its customers in North Carolina of the possible presence of metal fibers or flakes in certain Colombina Mega Pops lollipops imported from Colombia and sold at Family Dollar as well as other discount retail stores. The company does not believe that these foreign materials pose a health danger, but has removed this product from its store shelves. The company has not received any reports of injury or illness from consumers. Nevertheless, Family Dollar considers the health and safety of its consumers its utmost priority, and although it is only one of several unrelated discount retailers that have sold these lollipops, Family Dollar Stores is stepping to the forefront and issuing this public notification. Family Dollar is encouraging the manufacturer to issue a release notifying consumers about affected products purchased from other discount chains. Colombina Mega Pops manufactured by Colombina, S.A. in Colombia. (Photo: Business Wire) The product in question is Colombina Mega Pops that was manufactured by Colombina, S.A. in Colombia. The lollipops feature a wrapper with the name "Colombina" printed on it. If you have this product, you should immediately dispose of it. Alternatively, if you have purchased any of this product at Family Dollar, you may return the product to any Family Dollar store for a full refund. Should you have any questions or require any further information, please contact Colombina USA, 5200 Blue Lagoon Dr., Ste. 220, Miami, FL 33126, 786-265-1920. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=6461578&lang=en