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Children’s Sketchbooks Recalled by eeBoo Corp. Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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Recall Date:
February 06, 2008

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2008
Release #08-184

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 791-5619

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: Sketchbooks with Colored Spirals

Units: About 80,000

Distributor: eeBoo Corp., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The paint on the sketchbooks' colored spiral metal bindings contains excessive levels of lead violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled children's sketchbooks have colored spiral metal bindings, drawing paper, and cardboard covers in the following styles. "eeBoo" and the style name are printed on a sticker on the back cover.

Style NameSize 
Drawing Birds (yellow spiral) 8 ?" x 11 ?" "eeBoo Great Illustrators Sketchbook" is printed on front cover
Butterflies (yellow spiral) 8 ?" x 11 ?" "eeBoo Great Illustrators Sketchbook" is printed on front cover
Garden Party (green spiral) 8 ?" x 11 ?" "eeBoo Great Illustrators Sketchbook" is printed on front cover
Up in the Tree (green spiral) 8 ?" x 11 ?" "eeBoo Great Illustrators Sketchbook" is printed on front cover
Nemo with Princess in Balloon (red spiral) 8 ?" x 11 ?" "Sketchbook" is printed on front cover
Nature (yellow spiral) 8 ?" x 11 ?" "eeBoo Great Illustrators Sketchbook" is printed on front cover
Princess and Butterflies (yellow spiral) 8 ?" x 11 ?" "Sketchbook" is printed on front cover
Princess and Butterflies (yellow spiral) 10" x 14" "Sketchbook" is printed on front cover

 

Other styles of sketchbooks with colored or plain metal spiral bindings are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Specialty and gift stores nationwide from September 2005 through January 2008 for about $6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled sketchbooks away from children and contact eeBoo Corp. to receive a free replacement sketchbook with a plain metal spiral.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact eeBoo Corp. at (800) 791-5619 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.eeBoo.com

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