Recall: Children's Memory Testing Cards Recalled by Riverside Publishing Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
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.
Name of Product: Memory Testing Cards (sold as part of educational testing kits)
Units: About 5,300
Distributor: Riverside Publishing Co., of Rolling Meadows, Ill.
Hazard: Surface paint on the cards contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test—Symbolic Memory Cards. The memory testing cards are part of a kit used to test children’s physical and mental abilities. They are white with green figures, measure 1 ½” x 1 ½”, and were sold as part of a kit (model number 922782), or were sold in packages of 10 cards (model number 922775). The model numbers are located on the packaging.
Sold by: Riverside Publishing to testing facilities and administrators nationwide from January 2003 through November 2007 for about $550.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Purchasers should immediately stop using the recalled memory cards and return them to Riverside Publishing for free replacement cards. The firm is contacting purchasers directly.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Riverside Publishing at (800) 323-9540 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.riverpub.com
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