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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Lowe’s Stores Recall Children’s Storage Bins (Violation of Lead Paint Standard)



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2008
Release #08-260

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 493-6563
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Children’s Storage Bins Sold at Lowe’s Stores Recalled Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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.

Name of Product: Children’s Storage Bins

Units: About 84,000

Importer: L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.

Manufacturer: Magus Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan

Hazard: Surface paint on the storage bins could contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled storage bins are wooden with scalloped edges and were sold in pastel green or pink. Item number 226782 (pastel green storage bin) or 226781 (pink storage bin) is located on the bottom of the storage bin. No other storage bins or colors are included in this recall.

Sold at: Lowe’s retail outlets nationwide from March 2007 through February 2008 for about $6.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled storage bins away from children and return them to any Lowe’s store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact L G Sourcing toll-free at (866) 493-6563 anytime, or visit www.lowes.com

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