United Scientific Recalls Magnets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Surface paint on the magnets contains high levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2008
Release #08-279

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 284-8570
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

United Scientific Recalls Magnets 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Various magnets

Units: About 2.35 million

Importer: United Scientific, of Waukegan, Ill.

Hazard: Surface paint on the magnets contains high levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves magnets listed in the chart below. The model numbers are located on the magnets packaging. Only painted magnets are included in this recall.

Sold by: Independent distributors nationwide from October 1996 through September 2007 for between 50 cents and $15. Distributors sold the products to schools for use in science classes.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magnets and contact United Scientific to receive a free replacement magnet.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact United Scientific toll-free at (888) 284-8570 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email the firm at consumeraffairs@unitedsci.com

 

Model NumberNumber of
Magnets in
Package
DescriptionMagnet Photo
MGTKIT 4 3 red ring magnets 38mm x 8 mm

1 four inch red horseshoe magnet
Image of Recalled Magnets
MSET4 4 2 red bar magnets 80x15x10mm

1 small red horseshoe magnet 25mm x 8mm

1 large red horseshoe magnet 35mm x 15 mm
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1. CBM050

2. CM7907-R (red)

3. CM7907-B (blue)

4. CM7907-W (white)

5. CM7907-PK/2 (red or blue)

6. CM7912-R
2

1

1

1

2

1
1. Red bar magnet pair 50mm




2 - 5. ceramic ring magnets 38mm x 8 mm




6. Red ceramic disc magnet 25mm x 5 mm
Image of Recalled Magnets
MBSET6 6 75mm long, scored in two places like a candy bar,
sold in six different colors
Image of Recalled Magnets
1. AUM020

2. AUM025
1 1. Red 2 inch U-shaped magnets

2. Red 1 inch U-shaped magnets
Image of Recalled Magnet
1. ACM020

2. ACM050
2 1. Pair of red cylindrical magnets 50mm x 5 mm

2. Pair of red cylindrical magnets 125mm x 10mm
Image of Recalled Magnet
ABM030 2 Pair of red and blue bar magnets with North (N) &
South (S) Poles marked. 3 inches long x 1/2 inch wide
Image of Recalled Magnet
ABM015-E, ABM020,

ABM040, ABM060,

ABM040, ABM060,

ABM010, ABM015
2 Red bar magnets, lengths range from 1 1/2 inches
to 6 inches, some have N & S marking
Image of Recalled Magnet
MNSB04 1 4 inch magnetic needle on plastic support. One
end of needle is painted red.
Image of Recalled Magnet
1. MHS020

2. MHS030
1 1. Red U-shaped magnet, two inches tall

2. Red U-shaped magnet, three inches tall
Image of Recalled Magnet
CMSET1 6 Ceramic disc magnets, 25mm x 5 mm, sold in six
different colors
Image of Recalled Magnet