Dollar General Statement on U.S. PIRG Education Fund Study

November 27, 2013

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 27, 2013 - The recent U.S. PIRG Education Fund study, Trouble in Toyland 2013, claims a toy jewelry ring set that tested twice the legal limit for lead is sold at Dollar General stores. This product is not currently, nor has ever been, sold in Dollar General stores.

Dollar General strives to provide quality products. Laboratories accredited by the Consumer Product Safety Commission test all products imported by Dollar General and only those products that satisfy federal, state and company safety requirements are sold in Dollar General stores.

Customers can shop Dollar General stores with confidence, knowing the company firmly stands behind its products.


Dollar General Corporation
Crystal Ghassemi, 615-855-5210
Dan MacDonald, 615-855-5209


About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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