|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 333-6063
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: Deluxe Wood Art Sets
Units: About 19,000
Importer: J.C. Penney, of Plano, Texas
Hazard: Surface paint on the outside of the wooden box contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled art set consists of a wooden box with several pull-out trays containing 177 different art items, including paints and brushes.
Sold through: The J.C. Penney catalog and Web site from September 2005 through August 2007 for about $40.
Manufactured in: Taiwan and Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled products away from young children immediately and return it to any J.C. Penney store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact J.C. Penney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.jcp.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.