Recall: Discount School Supply Recalls Paint Brushes Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

November 21, 2007
Release #08-090

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 293-9314
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Discount School Supply Recalls Paint Brushes 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: Shaving Paint Brushes

Units: About 20,000

Importer: Discount School Supply, of Monterey, Calif.

Hazard: Surface paint on the brush handles can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves a set of six “shaving-style” brushes, which are about 4-inches long. The brushes’ handles are painted blue, purple, orange, yellow, lime green, and pink. The item number #SHVBRSH is printed on the product’s packaging. Brush sets with handles in brown, dark blue, red, green, blue, and black are not included in this recall. The recalled brushes were also included with the “BioColor® Foam Paint Starter Kit” and “Colorations® Foam Paint Starter Kit.”

Sold by: Discount School Supply’s catalog and Web site from May 2004 through August 2007 for about $5. The BioColor® kits were sold from May 2004 through June 2006 for about $60. The Colorations® kits were sold from July 2006 through August 2007 for about $60.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the brushes immediately and contact Discount School Supply to receive a free replacement brush set.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Discount School Supply at (800) 293-9314 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday; visit the firm’s Web site at or e-mail the firm at

Picture of Recalled Shaving Paint Brushes