Recall for Moms

Product Recall Information for Moms

Recall Alert

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

January 24, 2008
Alert #08-539

RR Donnelley Recalls Educational Assessment Blocks Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.


Importer: RR Donnelley, of Chicago, Ill.

Distributor: Pearson Learning Group, and Pearson Early Learning, of Upper Saddle River, N.J.

Hazard: Surface paint on the green wooden blocks contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The green wooden blocks are part of the ESI-R Screening Materials, educational materials used by schools to assess young children. The items include 10 green wooden blocks, a plastic yellow car, an 8-ft. white cloth ribbon, 10 black and white printed cards with shapes, a red rubber ball, and a blue plastic button.

Sold by: Pearson distributes to schools, examiners, and educators nationwide via sales representatives, catalogs, and the firm's Web sites and, from January 2003 through November 2007 for about $23. The materials are part of a larger ESI-R kit that sold for about $120.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Purchasers should immediately stop using the blocks in the ESI-R Screening Materials. RR Donnelley will provide free replacement materials and instructions for returning the recalled product. RR Donnelley is directly contacting purchasers and posting information on its Web site.

Consumer Contact: : For additional information, contact RR Donnelley toll-free at (888) 988-2940 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Educational Assessment Blocks

Picture of Recalled Educational Assessment Blocks

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