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Children's Art Supply Sets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm listed below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Children's Art Supply Sets

Units: 1,400

Manufacturer: Creative Kids Inc. of Monsey, N.Y.

Hazard: The sets contain mini-cutters with razor blades which pose a laceration hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The commission and Creative Kids are aware of an incident where an 8-year-old girl received minor cuts to her finger when she used the mini-cutter.

Description: The 87-piece art supply sets were sold in solid wood grain boxes. The sets contain crayons, markers, scissors, water and oil paints, brushes, etc. A label on the box reads "JUMBO ART CASE 87 pieces" and "Item No. 11519."

Sold at: Bigg's stores in Ohio and Kentucky from August 2002 through March 2003 for about $16.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should remove the mini-cutters from the set and return them to Creative Kids to get a free pack of colored paper clips. Consumer Contact: Call Creative Kids toll-free at (888) 678-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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

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