J.C. Penney Recalls Deluxe Art Sets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Surface paint on the outside of the wooden box contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2007
Release #08-023

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 333-6063
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

J.C. Penney Recalls Deluxe Art Sets 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: Deluxe Wood Art Sets

Units: About 19,000

Importer: J.C. Penney, of Plano, Texas

Hazard: Surface paint on the outside of the wooden box contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled art set consists of a wooden box with several pull-out trays containing 177 different art items, including paints and brushes.

Sold through: The J.C. Penney catalog and Web site from September 2005 through August 2007 for about $40.

Manufactured in: Taiwan and Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled products away from young children immediately and return it to any J.C. Penney store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For further information, contact J.C. Penney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.jcp.com

Picture of Recalled Deluxe Wood Art Sets