|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|August 13, 1991
|Release # 91-109
Marx Brush Mfg. Recalls
"Do It Yourself" Brushes
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Marx Brush Manufacturing Company of Palisades
Park, NJ is voluntarily recalling approximately 6,000 "Do It Yourself" paint
brush sets, because the paint on the wooden handles of the brushes contains excess lead.
Each set comes with two half-inch flat edge brushes, one quarter-inch flat edge brush, and
one #2 and one #4 round- pointing edge brush. All are camel hair brushes with painted
handles in assorted colors.
The paint brush sets were imported from Korea and were sold nationwide from February 1990
through March 1991. Each set sold for approximately $3.35.
The package reads in part: "DO-IT YOURSELF HOBBY & CRAFT BRUSHES" and has
the number "033572-10001-4" printed beneath the bar code symbol on the back of
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. This
voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent any possibility of injury.
Consumers are urged to discontinue use of the paint brushes and return them to the
retailer where purchased for a full refund of the purchase price. Consumers with questions
about this recall may contact Marx Brush Mfg. Co. at 1-800-654-6279.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its
mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with
consumer products. The Commission's objective is to help reduce the estimated 28.5 million
injuries and 21,600 deaths that occur each year with the 15,000 different types of
consumer products within CPSC's jurisdiction.
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
press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax
machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.