Children's Science Kits
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.
Name of Product: "Ideal" and "Brighter Child" Brand Science Kits
Units: About 43,000
Distributor: School Specialty Publishing, of Columbus, Ohio
Hazard: The battery case in the science kit can overheat, posing a
thermal burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: School Specialty has received one report of the
battery case overheating, which resulted in a young boy receiving minor
burns to his fingers.
Description and Models: This recall involves Ideal and Brighter
Child-brand science kits. Models included are "All About Electricity,"
"All About Magnets," "The Science Search Lab: Electricity," and "The
Science Search Lab: Light." The kits were sold in brightly colored 11
3/4-inch by 12-inch boxes with a plastic window and door flap on the
Sold at: Educational stores and bookstores nationwide, and the
schoolspecialty.com Web site, from July 2004 through May 2006 for
between $16 and $24.
Manufactured In: South Africa
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the science kits and
return them to the place of purchase or School Specialty for a refund.
To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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