About American Scientific Bar, Horseshoe, U, Aluminum/Nickel/Cobalt Magnets

Recall Date: 5/22/2008

American Scientific Recalls Magnets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2008 Release #08-284 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 518-1665 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 American Scientific Recalls Magnets 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: Magnets Units: About 87,000 Importer: American Scientific LLC, of Columbus, Ohio Hazard: Surface paint on the magnets can contain high levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: This recall involves horseshoe, rectangular bar and U-shaped magnets sold primarily to schools for use in science classes. The magnets have red and blue paint on the surface of the magnet. Item numbers included in the recall are: Item Number Description Sizes 3101 – 01, 02, 03, 33, 90 Bar-shaped Steel 75mm x 12mm x 5mm, 100mm x 12mm x 5mm, 150mm x 19mm x 7mm, 200mm, 150mm X 15mm X 10mm 3102-01, 02, 03, 04 Horseshoe-shaped Steel 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 150mm 3106-04, 06 Pair of Bar-shaped Aluminum/Nickel/Cobalt 100mm X 10mm X 7mm, 150mm X 19mm X 7mm 3108-01 Horseshoe-shaped Aluminum/Nickel/Cobalt 3126-06 Pair of Economy, Bar-shaped Aluminum/Nickel/Cobalt AR-110 U-shaped 3.5 inches N38 (3126-07) Bar-shaped 37mm 3111 – 00, 01 Ring-shaped 3116 – 00 Set of three, Ring-shaped 7221 – 40 U-shaped Aluminum/Nickel/Cobalt 2″ x 2″ 7221 – 60 Pair of Horseshoe-shaped Aluminum/Nickel/Cobalt The item numbers are located on the product’s packaging. Sold to: Independent distributors nationwide from October 2006 through February 2008 for between $1 and $4. Manufactured in: India Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these products and contact American Scientific to receive a free replacement. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact American Scientific toll-free at (866) 518-1665 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail the firm at recall@american-scientific.com, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.american-scientific.com

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  • American Scientific

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  • India

Category ID: 2035


  • Lead

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Sources: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2008/American-Scientific-Recalls-Magnets-Due-to-Violation-of-Lead-Paint-Standard