Lead Recalls > Educational Craft Kits Recalled by FloraCraft Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2009
Release # 09-158
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Educational Craft Kits Recalled by FloraCraft 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: Solar System Kits and DNA Kits
Units: About 930,000
Manufacturer: FloraCraft Corp., of Ludington, Mich.
Hazard: The surface coating on the educational kit’s wires can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the “Solar System” and the “DNA” children’s educational craft kits sold under the FloraCraft and HYGLOSS brand names. The kits contain green coated wires that measure 14 ½ inches long and Styrofoam shapes. The following model numbers are included in this recall. The model number is located on the kit’s packaging.
|Craft Kits||Model Number|
|Solar System Kit||SS2003
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Michaels, Jo-Ann Stores, Hobby Lobby and other retailers nationwide from January 2003 through February 2009 for between $10 and $30.
Manufactured in: United States and China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the craft kit’s wires away from children and contact FloraCraft to obtain free replacements.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact FloraCraft Corp. toll-free at (866) 775-8781, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.floracraft.com