Thursday, August 30, 2007

RECALL: Toys R Us Wooden Coloring Cases For Lead Paint Violations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Toys R Us Inc of New Jersey, today announced a voluntary recall aboyt 27,000 Imaginarium Wooden Coloring Cases. The printed ink on the outer packaging of the wood case contains lead. Also, some of the black watercolor paint contains excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard. There were no reported injuries or incidents. The recall involves the Imaginarium brand 213 Piece Wooden Coloring Case which includes crayons, pastels, colored pencils, fiber pens, paintbrush, pencil, water colors, palette, white paint, ruler and pencil sharpener in a light tan wooden carrying case. The case measures about 14 inches high by 19 inches wide. They were sold at Toys "R" Us stores nationwide and from October 2006 through August 2007 for about $20 and manufactured in China.
Consumers should immediately take the products away from children and return the item to the nearest Toys "R" Us store for store credit. For more information, contact Toys "R" Us at 800-TOYSRUS/869-7787 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, or visit

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