March 7, 2007
Discount School Supply Recalls Children's Two-Sided Easels Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Elite 5-in-1 Easels
Units: About 2,500
Importer: Discount School Supply, of Monterey, Calif.
Hazard: The paint on the chalkboard side of the recalled easels contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled easels are two-sided, with felt and a pull-out panel on one side and a chalkboard on the other side. The recalled easels include the word "Jolly" at the top. Easels with the word "Colorations" at the top of the easel are not included in the recall.
Sold by: Discount School Supply catalogs and the company's Web site from July 2004 through November 2006 for about $60.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the easels immediately and contact Discount School Supply to receive a free replacement easel.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Discount School Supply at (800) 293-9314 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or email the firm at email@example.com
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