|October 11, 2007
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: Kidnastics Balance Beams
Units: About 2,400
Distributor: Flaghouse Inc., of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.
Hazard: Surface paint on the balance beam contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves a foam balance beam measuring 72-inches x 4-inches x 1/2-inch with a blue vinyl cover. A yellow Kidnastics logo is printed on the top of the beam.
Sold at: Various catalogs and Internet Web sites from January 2007 through September 2007 for about $13.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the beam and contact Flaghouse for a free replacement, a full refund, or credit toward the purchase of another product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Flaghouse at (800) 793-7900 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.flaghouse.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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