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Children's Sketchbooks

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: Sketchbooks with Colored Spirals

Units: About 80,000

Distributor: eeBoo Corp., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The paint on the sketchbooks' colored spiral metal bindings contains excessive levels of lead violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled children's sketchbooks have colored spiral metal bindings, drawing paper, and cardboard covers in the following styles. "eeBoo" and the style name are printed on a sticker on the back cover.

Style Name and Size:

    Drawing Birds (yellow spiral) 8 " x 11 " -- "eeBoo Great Illustrators Sketchbook" is printed on front cover
    Butterflies (yellow spiral) 8 " x 11 "" -- "eeBoo Great Illustrators Sketchbook" is printed on front cover Garden Party (green spiral) 8 " x 11 "" -- "eeBoo Great Illustrators Sketchbook" is printed on front cover
    Up in the Tree (green spiral) 8 " x 11 "" -- "eeBoo Great Illustrators Sketchbook" is printed on front cover
    Nemo with Princess in Balloon (red spiral) 8 " x 11 "" -- "Sketchbook" is printed on front cover
    Nature (yellow spiral) 8 " x 11 "" -- "eeBoo Great Illustrators Sketchbook" is printed on front cover
    Princess and Butterflies (yellow spiral) 8 " x 11 "" -- "Sketchbook" is printed on front cover
    Princess and Butterflies (yellow spiral) 10" x 14" " -- "Sketchbook" is printed on front cover
Other styles of sketchbooks with colored or plain metal spiral bindings are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Specialty and gift stores nationwide from September 2005 through January 2008 for about $6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled sketchbooks away from children and contact eeBoo Corp. to receive a free replacement sketchbook with a plain metal spiral.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact eeBoo Corp. at (800) 791-5619 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.eeBoo.com

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.

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