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Educational Craft Kits Recalled by FloraCraft Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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Recall Date:
March 18, 2009

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2009
Release # 09-158
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 775-8781

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: Solar System Kits and DNA Kits

Units: About 930,000

Manufacturer: FloraCraft Corp., of Ludington, Mich.

Hazard: The surface coating on the educational kit's wires can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the "Solar System" and the "DNA" children's educational craft kits sold under the FloraCraft and HYGLOSS brand names. The kits contain green coated wires that measure 14 ? inches long and Styrofoam shapes. The following model numbers are included in this recall. The model number is located on the kit's packaging.

Craft KitsModel Number
Solar System Kit SS2003
SS101
59901
SS2003P
DNA Kit DNA2003
59903
DNA2003P

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Michaels, Jo-Ann Stores, Hobby Lobby and other retailers nationwide from January 2003 through February 2009 for between $10 and $30.

Manufactured in: United States and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the craft kit's wires away from children and contact FloraCraft to obtain free replacements.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact FloraCraft Corp. toll-free at (866) 775-8781, or visit the firm's Web site at www.floracraft.com

 

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