United Scientific recalls magnets
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: 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.