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Archived - U-Shaped Magnets, Bar Magnets, Magnet Sets and Compasses
- Starting date:
- July 1, 2008
- Posting date:
- July 1, 2008
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Miscellaneous, Specialized Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- General Public
- Identification number:
U-Shaped Magnets, Bar Magnets, Magnet Sets and Compasses
Magnets included in the recall:
- "Large" and "Small" U-shaped Magnets: These magnets are in the shape of a "U" or horseshoe. One half of each magnet is painted red and is imprinted with the letter "N"; the other half is painted blue, and is imprinted with the letter "S".
- "Large" and "Miniature" Bar Magnets: These magnets are in the shape of a bar. The magnets are painted half red and half white. The red half is imprinted with the letter "N" and the white half is imprinted with the letter "S".
- Magnet Sets: This set contains a small u-shaped magnet, two small bar magnets, and two small compasses. All magnets are painted half red and half white. The red half is imprinted with the letter "N" and the white half is imprinted with the letter "S". The package is labeled "Magnets & Compasses."
The paint on the magnets may contain excess levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Health Canada has not received reports of illness or injury to Canadians related to the use of these magnets.
For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit: Reduce your exposure to lead
Approximately 850 of the various magnets were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The recalled magnets were sold from April 2000 through February 2008 at the following establishments in Ontario and Quebec: Exclusive Educational Products, Teacher Supply Outlet and Le Naturaliste.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
Pacific Science Supplies Inc.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled magnets.
Consumers may contact the firm to receive a free replacement.
For additional information, consumers may contact Pacific Science Supplies Inc. at (800) 530-1500 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.pasciusa.com or Pacific Science Supplies, Inc. Recalls Magnets Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
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