Friday, October 12, 2007

RECALL: J.C. Penney Deluxe Art Set Due to Lead Paint

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation J.C. Penney in Texas announced a voluntary recall about 19,000 Deluxe Wood Art Sets. Surface paint on the outside of the wooden box contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. There were no reported injuries or incidents. The recalled art set consists of a wooden box with several pull-out trays containing 177 different art items, including paints and brushes. They were sold at the J.C. Penney catalog and Web site from September 2005 through August 2007 for about $40 and manufactured in Taiwan and Vietnam.
Consumers should take the recalled products away from young children immediately and return it to any J.C. Penney store for a full refund. For further information, contact J.C. Penney toll-free at 888-333-6063 anytime, or visit

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