United Scientific Recalls Magnets Due to Violation of 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
Image of Recalled Magnets
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