Montessori N’ Such Recalls Metal Vases, Pails and Other Containers Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

March 18, 2009
Alert #09-729

 

 

Montessori N’ Such Recalls Metal Vases, Pails and Other Containers Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

 

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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 containers used in instructional kits

Units: About 1,000

Importer: Montessori N’ Such, of Sterling, Va.

Hazard: Surface paints on the products contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled metal containers are instructional materials for use in the classroom. The item number is printed on the product’s packaging. The recall includes only the colors and item numbers listed below:

ProductColorsItem Numbers
8” Vases Green, Yellow P7186Y, P7186G
Also sold in kits numbered: L7332K, L7336K, L7609K, L7614K, L7615K, L7618K, L7619K, L7337K, S7617K, N7753K, P7243K, P7616K, S7610K
5-1/2” Basins Green, Yellow P7158Y, P7158G
Also sold in kits numbered: L7332K, L7336K, L7609K, L7614K, L7615K, L7618K, L7619K, L7337K, S7617K, N7753K, P7243K, P7616K, S7610K
Watering Cans Yellow P7155Y
6” Pails Yellow, Orange P7156YE, P7156OR
Also sold in kits numbered: L7332K, L7336K
4” Pails Yellow, Green P7180Y, P7180G
Also sold in kits numbered: P7435, P7182K (Set of 4)

Sold by: Montessori N’ Such through its catalog and Web site to schools and individuals nationwide from July 2006 through January 2009 for between $2.50 and $7 per item.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled products away from children and contact Montessori N’ Such for a free replacement or refund. All known purchasers have been contacted.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Montessori N’ Such at (800) 287-1985 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.montessori-n-such.com

Picture of recalled containers used in instructional kits