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Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 333-6063
Importer: J.C. Penney, of Plano, Texas
Hazard: Surface paint on the outside of the wooden box contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled art set consists of a wooden box with several pull-out trays containing 177 different art items, including paints and brushes.
Sold through: The J.C. Penney catalog and Web site from September 2005 through August 2007 for about $40.
Manufactured in: Taiwan and Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled products away from young children immediately and return it to any J.C. Penney store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact J.C. Penney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.jcp.com