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CPSC, Curiosity Kits Inc. Announce Recall of Discovery Kids Pottery Wheel Kits Sold at Discovery Channel Stores

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Recall Date:
January 26, 2004

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 26, 2004

Alert #04-533 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Discovery Kids Imaginative Arts Pottery Wheel Kits

Units: About 150

Manufacturer: Curiosity Kits Inc. of Hunt Valley, Md.

Hazard: The brown clay contained in the Pottery Wheel kits could contain excess levels of bacteria, posing a risk of illness to users.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: Only pottery wheel kits sold during October 2003 with SKU #690974 printed on the white UPC price label attached to the back lower right hand corner of the box are included in this recall. Pottery Wheel Kits sold after October 2003 with different SKU #'s are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Discovery Channel stores and catalogs, and on http://shopping.discovery.com during October 2003 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the pottery wheel kits and return the kits to any Discovery Channel store, or contact Discovery Channel stores' customer service, to receive a full refund or credit of the $39.95 purchase price or a replacement Pottery Wheel Kit and a $5 Discovery Channel store gift certificate.

Consumer Contact: Contact Discovery Channel stores at (800) 373-7706 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://shopping.discovery.comPicture of recalled Pottery Wheel Kit

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