|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2003
Release # 03-138
|Company Phone Number: (888) 678-8697
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Children's Art Supply Sets
Manufacturer: Creative Kids Inc. of Monsey, N.Y.
Hazard: The sets contain mini-cutters with razor blades which pose a laceration hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The Commission and Creative Kids are aware of an incident where an 8-year-old girl received minor cuts to her finger when she used the mini-cutter.
Description: The 87-piece art supply sets were sold in solid wood grain boxes. The sets contain crayons, markers, scissors, water and oil paints, brushes, etc. A label on the box reads "JUMBO ART CASE 87 pieces" and "Item No. 11519."
Sold at: Bigg's stores in Ohio and Kentucky from August 2002 through March 2003 for about $16.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should remove the mini-cutters from the set and return them to Creative Kids to get a free pack of colored paper clips.
Consumer Contact: Call Creative Kids toll-free at (888) 678-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.creativekidsinc.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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