|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2008
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 642-4235
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Michaels Stores Recalls Seasonal Writing Pens 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Flower Writers; Christmas Writers; Easter Writers; and Spooky Writers Seasonal Writing Pens
Units: About 310,000
Distributor: Michaels Stores Inc., of Irving, Texas
Hazard: The seasonal writing pens' surface coating contains high levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled pens were sold individually as one of four-series pens including Flower Writer; Christmas Writer; Easter Writer and Spooky Writer. Each pen has themed decorations including flowers, Christmas, Easter and Halloween ornamentation.
Sold exclusively at: Michaels retail stores nationwide from August 2007 through March 2008 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled pens immediately and return them to any Michaels store to receive a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Michaels’ customer service at (800) 642-4235/(800) MICHAELS between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.michaels.com
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