|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|May 22, 1991
|Release # 91-075
Jumpin' Jeans Denim Paint
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Polymerics, Inc. of Waltham, MA is voluntarily
recalling approximately 700,000 paint kits because the paint on the wooden handles of the
brushes sold with the kits contains excess lead. Children's products which contain paint
with lead in excess of 0.06 percent by weight are banned by CPSC regulations.
The Jumpin' Jeans Denim Paint kits come with three small containers of paint in various
colors and a four-inch paint brush with a yellow handle. The display card shows older
children wearing painted denim outfits, and the brightly colored card reads in part:
"Jumpin' Jeans Denim Paint - Dazzle on Denim - Easy to be Creative & Paint."
The paints included in these kits do not contain lead; only the brush handles contain
lead. This corrective action does not involve any other Polymerics products.
Each kit sold for prices ranging from $5.00 to $6.99 and was distributed nationwide from
January 1990 through January 1991.
Consumers are urged to discontinue use of the paint brushes and return them and all
remaining kit materials to the retailer where purchased for a full refund of the purchase
price. Consumers who have questions about this recall should call Polymerics, Inc.
toll-free at 800-458-7010. In Massachusetts, call 617-891-5848.
The company reported the potential problem to the CPSC.
The CPSC's mission is to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death
associated with consumer products. The CPSC is the Federal agency responsible for consumer
product safety. Some 15,000 different types of consumer products fall within the
Commission's jurisdiction and each year these products are involved in an estimated 29
million injuries and 22,000 deaths.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a
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