|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2009
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 319-5335
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: Young Artist Easels
Units: About 10,000
Manufacturer: MacPherson's, of Emeryville, Calif.
Hazard: The chalkboard surface coating contains high levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves a children's art easel which has a chalkboard surface on one side and a white board surface on the other side. The item number is AA13301 and the UPC number is 082435133010 which can be found on the original packaging.
Sold at: Art supply stores nationwide and online from July 2004 through June 2009 for about $75.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumer should immediately take these recalled easels away from children and contact the firm to receive a free replacement chalkboard panel.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MacPherson's at (866) 319-5335 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.art-alternatives.com/recall or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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