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Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 530-1500
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.Units:
Importer: Pacific Science Supplies Inc., of Bensenville, Ill
Hazard: The paint on the magnets can contain excess levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: Magnets included in the recall:
Sold through: Distributors nationwide which sell to educational institutions, including colleges, high schools and middle schools. A small number were sold through educational stores nationwide from April 2000 through February 2008 for about $9.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled magnets and contact the firm to receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pacific Science Supplies Inc. at (800) 530-1500 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.pacsciusa.com