FloraCraft kits have too much lead
- March 19, 2009 2:43 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
FloraCraft Corp., of Ludington, Mich., has recalled about 930,000 solar system and DNA kits because they contain too much lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says.
The surface coating on wire in the educational kits might contain more lead than allowed under U.S. federal rules.
The craft kits were sold under the FloraCraft and HYGLOSS brand names. They contain green coated wires that measure nearly 37 centimetres (14 ½ inches).
The recall covers solar kit model numbers SS2003, SS101, 59901 and SS2003P; and DNA kit numbers DNA2003, 59903 and DNA2003P. The number can be found on the packaging.
No incidents have been reported.
The kits were sold at Wal-Mart, Michaels, Jo-Ann Stores and Hobby Lobby from January 2003 through February 2009 for between $10 US and $30.
Consumers should take the wires away from children and contact FloraCraft at (866) 775-8781 to get a replacement.
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