|April 28, 2010
Discount School Supply Recalls Double Egg Shakers Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Double Egg Shakers
Units: About 3,000
Importer: Discount School Supply, of Monterey, Calif.
Hazard: Surface paint on the red eggs contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves egg shakers sold in packages of two. The words “Double Eggs” and “Breeded to produce great sound” are printed on the front of the package. Only the red eggs are subject to the violation of the lead paint standard.
Sold at: Discount School Supply stores nationwide from April 2009 through December 2009 for about $3.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled eggs away from children and contact Discount School Supply for a purchase credit.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Discount School Supply at (800) 606-3807 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday though Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.discountschoolsupply.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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