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Little Passports Recalls Science Kits Due to Burn Hazard (Recall Alert)

  • Science Expeditions Northern Lights kits
  • Instruction packet included in the Science Expeditions Northern Lights kits
  • The battery pack included in the Science Expeditions Northern Lights kits
  • The “Make an Electromagnet” experiment included in the Science Expeditions Northern Lights kits
  • The “Aurora in a Box” experiment included in the Science Expeditions Northern Lights kits
Name of Product:
Science Expeditions Northern Lights science kits
Hazard:

The battery packs included in the Science Expeditions Northern Lights  science kits can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
May 12, 2017
Units:
About 7,000 (in addition, 700 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Little Passports toll-free at 866-991-4547 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.littlepassports.com and click on “Product Safety” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the Science Expeditions Northern Lights science kits with “Make an Electromagnet” and “Aurora in a Box” experiments that use battery packs. The kits were sent to Little Passports subscribers in February 2017. The “Magnet Lab” experiment and comic book included in the Science Expeditions Northern Lights kit do not use battery packs and can still be used. 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the battery packs included in the kits and contact Little Passports for a Crystal Growing Kit replacement product or coupon for $12 off any kit in Little Passports’ online store. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.   

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received seven reports of the battery packs overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Sold Exclusively Online

At www.littlepassports.com to Little Passports subscribers in February 2017 for between $18 and $21.

Manufacturer(s):

Shenzhen Jiayuanwei Electronic Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Little Passports Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

Distributor(s):

Little Passports Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

Recall number:
17-746
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