November 26, 1996


Release # 97-030


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Price Stern Sloan Inc. of Los Angeles is voluntarily recalling more than 34,000 Exploring Nature Funstation science activity book kits. The kit is packaged with a compass that may leak fluid containing kerosene. The compass can be hazardous to young children if they ingest the kerosene or inhale it into their lungs.

Price Stern Sloan Inc. has received one report of a 16-month-old child who vomited after ingesting fluid from the compass. The kit is intended for children 8 and older.

The Exploring Nature Funstation (ISBN # 08431-3942-0) contains a book with a number of science projects and items to perform the science projects including a compass, magnifying glass, petri dish, crayons, a tweezers, test tube, a thermometer, and stickers. Warehouse clubs, bookstores, chain stores, and whole salers sold the kits nationwide from March 1996 through August 1996 for about $13 to $22.
Nature Science Activity Kit
Consumers should take these recalled kits away from children immediately. The firm is out of business. Please discard or destroy these products.