November 26, 1996
Release # 97-030
|CPSC: Nychelle White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC, Price Stern Sloan Announce
Exploring Nature Science Activity Kit Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Price Stern Sloan
Inc. of Los Angeles is voluntarily recalling more than 34,000 Exploring Nature Funstation
science activity book kits. The kit is packaged with a compass that may leak fluid
containing kerosene. The compass can be hazardous to young children if they ingest the
kerosene or inhale it into their lungs.
Price Stern Sloan Inc. has received one report of a 16-month-old child who vomited after
ingesting fluid from the compass. The kit is intended for children 8 and older.
The Exploring Nature Funstation (ISBN # 08431-3942-0) contains a book with a number of
science projects and items to perform the science projects including a compass, magnifying
glass, petri dish, crayons, a tweezers, test tube, a thermometer, and stickers. Warehouse
clubs, bookstores, chain stores, and whole salers sold the kits nationwide from March 1996
through August 1996 for about $13 to $22.
Consumers should take these recalled kits away from children immediately. For information
on how to exchange the Exploring Nature Funstation activity kit, consumers can contact
Price Stern Sloan Inc. at (800) 454-1625 or write to the company at: Price Stern Sloan
Inc.,Department Exploring Nature, 11835 Olympic Blvd. East Tower, Suite 500, Los Angeles,
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