Product Recall: Wooden coloring cases

Filed under: Activities: Babies, Health & Safety: Babies, Toys

Here we go again. Another Chinese-made, lead-tainted product is being recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. This time it is Imaginarium Wooden Coloring Cases, imported and sold by Toys "R" Us. The ink on the packaging of the wooden case contains lead, as do some of the black watercolor paints.

The recall involves the Imaginarium brand 213 Piece Wooden Coloring Case which comes with crayons, pastels, colored pencils, fiber pens, paintbrush, pencil, watercolors, palette, white paint, ruler and pencil sharpener. The wooden case itself is a light tan color and measures about 14 inches high by 19 inches wide.

About 27,000 of these sets were sold at Toys "R" Us stores nationwide from October 2006 through August 2007 for about $20.

If you have one, stop using it and return it to any Toys "R" Us for a store credit. Store credit? Maybe they can't afford to keep giving refunds on lead-tainted products?

If you have questions or need more information, contact Toys "R" Us at (800) TOYSRUS/869-7787 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, and between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, or visit their Web site.

If you are as tired of these recalls as I am, click here for links to places to buy American made toys.

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