|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 518-1665
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Magnets
Units: About 87,000
Importer: American Scientific LLC, of Columbus, Ohio
Hazard: Surface paint on the magnets can contain high levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves horseshoe, rectangular bar and U-shaped magnets sold primarily to schools for use in science classes. The magnets have red and blue paint on the surface of the magnet. Item numbers included in the recall are:
|3101 - 01, 02, 03, 33, 90||Bar-shaped Steel||75mm x 12mm x 5mm,
100mm x 12mm x 5mm,
150mm x 19mm x 7mm,
150mm X 15mm X 10mm
|3102-01, 02, 03, 04||Horseshoe-shaped Steel||50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 150mm|
|3106-04, 06||Pair of Bar-shaped
|100mm X 10mm X 7mm,
150mm X 19mm X 7mm
|3126-06||Pair of Economy, Bar-shaped
|3111 - 00, 01||Ring-shaped|
|3116 - 00||Set of three, Ring-shaped|
|7221 - 40||U-shaped
|2" x 2"|
|7221 - 60||Pair of Horseshoe-shaped
The item numbers are located on the product's packaging.
Sold to: Independent distributors nationwide from October 2006 through February 2008 for between $1 and $4.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these products and contact American Scientific to receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact American Scientific toll-free at (866) 518-1665 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail the firm at email@example.com, or visit the firm's Web site at www.american-scientific.com
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