Public Radio from UA Little Rock
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Local & Regional News

Family Dollar closing Arkansas facility where rodents found

Michael Hibblen
A closed Family Dollar store on W. 65th Street in Little Rock.

Family Dollar says it's closing an Arkansas distribution facility that prompted a recall of numerous products after more than 1,000 rodents were found.

The company said Wednesday it will close the West Memphis facility by the end of October. The closure will affect about 300 employees. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in February announced it had found the rodent infestation following a consumer complaint.

Family Dollar issued a temporary recall and closed stores in six states to pull products that had been in the facility from their shelves.