|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
May 22, 2008
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 284-8570
United Scientific Recalls Magnets Due to Violation of Lead Paint StandardWASHINGTON, 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: Various magnets
Units: About 2.35 million
Importer: United Scientific, of Waukegan, Ill.
Hazard: Surface paint on the magnets contains high levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves magnets listed in the chart below. The model numbers are located on the magnets packaging. Only painted magnets are included in this recall.
Sold by: Independent distributors nationwide from October 1996 through September 2007 for between 50 cents and $15. Distributors sold the products to schools for use in science classes.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magnets and contact United Scientific to receive a free replacement magnet.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact United Scientific toll-free at (888) 284-8570 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Model Number||Number of|
|MGTKIT||4||3 red ring magnets 38mm x 8 mm|
1 four inch red horseshoe magnet
|MSET4||4||2 red bar magnets 80x15x10mm|
1 small red horseshoe magnet 25mm x 8mm
1 large red horseshoe magnet 35mm x 15 mm
2. CM7907-R (red)
3. CM7907-B (blue)
4. CM7907-W (white)
5. CM7907-PK/2 (red or blue)
|1. Red bar magnet pair 50mm|
2 - 5. ceramic ring magnets 38mm x 8 mm
6. Red ceramic disc magnet 25mm x 5 mm
|MBSET6||6||75mm long, scored in two places like a candy bar,|
sold in six different colors
|1||1. Red 2 inch U-shaped magnets|
2. Red 1 inch U-shaped magnets
|2||1. Pair of red cylindrical magnets 50mm x 5 mm|
2. Pair of red cylindrical magnets 125mm x 10mm
|ABM030||2||Pair of red and blue bar magnets with North (N) &|
South (S) Poles marked. 3 inches long x 1/2 inch wide
|2||Red bar magnets, lengths range from 1 1/2 inches|
to 6 inches, some have N & S marking
|MNSB04||1||4 inch magnetic needle on plastic support. One|
end of needle is painted red.
|1||1. Red U-shaped magnet, two inches tall|
2. Red U-shaped magnet, three inches tall
|CMSET1||6||Ceramic disc magnets, 25mm x 5 mm, sold in six|