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WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Damo Plus Corp., of Vernon, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 26,000 10-piece school supply sets. The sets contain razor knives, which pose a laceration hazard to children.

Damo Plus has not received any reports of injuries from these pencil sets. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The school supply sets were sold in 8-inch plastic cases. The sets included the razor knife, pencils, scissors, a ruler, an eraser, a compass, and a tube of glue. Writing on the plastic cases includes "LITTLE WHITE," "LITTLE ARTIST," "GOOD FRIENDS," or "ZHONG BAIO REN." The cases are blue, pink yellow or purple and have pictures of children or animals. These sets were sold in plastic bags with cardboard headers marked "10 PCS SET PENCIL CASE & PENCIL HOLDER," and "MADE IN CHINA."

Discount and dollar stores in California, Texas, Washington, and Maryland sold the sets between June and October 2002 for about $1.

Consumers should immediately take these razor knives away from children and return the pencil sets to the store where they purchased them for a refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Damo Plus Corp. collect at (323) 583-8484 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can write to the company at Damo Plus Corp., 4535 E. 48th St., Vernon, CA 90058.

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

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