|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 493-6563
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: Children's Storage Bins
Units: About 84,000
Importer: L G Sourcing Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Manufacturer: Magus Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan
Hazard: Surface paint on the storage bins could contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled storage bins are wooden with scalloped edges and were sold in pastel green or pink. Item number 226782 (pastel green storage bin) or 226781 (pink storage bin) is located on the bottom of the storage bin. No other storage bins or colors are included in this recall.
Sold at: Lowe's retail outlets nationwide from March 2007 through February 2008 for about $6.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled storage bins away from children and return them to any Lowe's store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact L G Sourcing toll-free at (866) 493-6563 anytime, or visit www.lowes.com
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