Specialty Publishing Recalls Children’s
Science Kits for Thermal Burn Hazard
August 22, 2006
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall
of "Ideal" and "Brighter Child"
Brand Science Kits. Consumers should stop using
these products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The battery case in the science kit can overheat,
posing a thermal burn hazard.
School Specialty has received one
report of the battery case overheating, which
resulted in a young boy receiving minor burns
to his fingers.
recall involves Ideal and Brighter Child-brand
science kits. Models included are “All About
Electricity,” “All About Magnets,”
“The Science Search Lab: Electricity,”
and “The Science Search Lab: Light.”
The kits were sold in brightly colored 11 3/4-inch
by 12-inch boxes with a plastic window and door
flap on the front.
They were sold at educational stores,
bookstores, and through the schoolspecialty.com
Web site, from July 2004 through May 2006.
Consumers should immediately stop
using the science kits and return them to the
place of purchase or School Specialty for a refund.
For more information, consumers
can contact School Specialty toll-free at (800)
253-5469 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web
site at www.schoolspecialty.com.