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CPSC, Rose Art Announce Recall of Children's Soap Making Kit

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Recall Date:
March 14, 2002

Recall Details

March 14, 2002
Release # 02-121
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 272-9667
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Rose Art Industries Inc., of Livingston, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 124,400 Soap Making Kits. The soap may get too hot when heated in the microwave oven and leak from the plastic container posing a burn hazard to children.

CPSC and Rose Art have received 10 reports of children being burned by the hot soap while removing the plastic container from the microwave oven.

The soap making kit is sold in a cardboard box with model number 4054 or a plastic case with model number 4121 on the packaging. The model number is located on the upper right hand corner on the front of the packaging. Each kit includes bars of soap, molds, and a plastic cup to melt soap chunks.

Toy and discount stores, including Toys R Us, Wal Mart, Kaybee Toys, Target and Value City, sold these kits nationwide between August 1997 through December 2001 for about $10.

Consumers should stop using these kits immediately and contact Rose Art at (800) 272-9667 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at for information on how to receive a full refund and an additional Rose Art product item at no charge.

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