The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Raymond Geddes & Co. of Baltimore, Maryland, today announced a voluntary recall of about 84,200 Children’s Pencil Pouches. The paint on the pencil pouches’ zipper pulls contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
The recall includes “Stuff Keepers” pencil pouches and “Bear Pencil Pouches.” The “Stuff Keepers” pencil pouches are clear vinyl, measure 9 inches by 6 inches, and have a green, orange, pink or blue-colored zipper. Style number 63525 is printed on the packaging. The “Bear Pencil Pouches” have soft fabric with a stuffed bear face, and measure 9 inches by 3 inches. Style number 67221 is printed on the packaging. Sold by school supply distributors in schools nationwide from September 1997 through October 2007 for between 50 cents and $2.
Manufactured in China, consumers should immediately take the recalled pencil pouches away from children and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. If unable to return to the store where purchased, contact Raymond Geddes & Co. directly. For additional information, contact Raymond Geddes & Co. at 800-533-6273 x1124 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.