|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 Kits||Model Number|
|Solar System Kit||SS2003
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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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.