Recall: Bar Magnets Recalled by Home Science Tools Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
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.
Name of Product: Alnico Bar Magnets
Units: About 400
Manufacturer: Home Science Tools, of Billings, Mont.
Hazard: Surface paints on the magnets contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Alnico 3-inch long bar magnets. The magnets are painted red and blue, and were originally packaged as a pair or as a component of a science kit. The magnets were sold as item number MG-BAR3AL.
Sold at: Web retailers and by mail order between May 2008 and September 2008 for about $6.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled magnets away from children and contact Home Science Tools to receive replacement magnets.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Home Science Tools at (800) 860-6272 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.hometrainingtools.com
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