Friday, October 5, 2007

RECALL: Baby Einstein Blocks Due to Lead Paint Violation

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kids II Inc. of Georgia, yesterday announced a voluntary recall about 35,000 Baby Einstein Discover & Play Color Blocks. Surface paint on the blue block contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. There were no reported injuries or incidents. The recall involves the blue block included with the Baby Einstein Discover & Play Color Blocks, Model 30726 and Model 30881. The blocks are made of soft textures and come in different colors. Only date codes of GE7, GF7, and GG7 are included in this recall. The model number and date code are printed on the labels affixed to the green-colored block. They were sold at various retailers and specialty stores nationwide from June 2007 through September 2007 for between $10 and $13 and manufactured in China.
Consumers should take the recalled blue block away from children immediately and contact Kids II to receive a free replacement of the affected block. For additional information, contact Kids II toll-free at 866-203-6788 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit

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