Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bar Magnets Recalled by Home Science Tools Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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: Alnico Bar Magnets

Units: About 400

Manufacturer: Home Science Tools, of Billings, Mont.

Hazard: Surface paints on the magnets contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Alnico 3-inch long bar magnets. The magnets are painted red and blue, and were originally packaged as a pair or as a component of a science kit. The magnets were sold as item number MG-BAR3AL.

Sold at: Web retailers and by mail order between May 2008 and September 2008 for about $6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled magnets away from children and contact Home Science Tools to receive replacement magnets.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Home Science Tools at (800) 860-6272 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's Web site at www.hometrainingtools.com

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