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February 21, 2001

Clayware Recalled by Rhode Island Firm

Middletown, RI (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Rue de France is  recalling numerous Clayware (bowls and baking dishes) because the products contain excessive levels of leachable lead.

This is the first public notice of this Class II recall issued by FDA.

a)F-238-1 #40272S SMALL BOWL 7" diameter
b)F-239-1 #40272M MEDIUM BOWL 9 7/8 " diameter
c)F-240-1 #40272L LARGE BOWL 13" diameter
d)F-241-1 #40274S SMALL BAKING DISH 7 3/8" W x 10 7/8" L x 2" H
e)F-242-1 #40274M MEDIUM BAKING DISH 8 5/8" W x 13" L x 2 3/8" H

All product on the market at the time the recall was initiated:
a)#40272S SMALL BOWL 7" diameter
b)#40272M MEDIUM BOWL 9 7/8 " diameter
c)#40272L LARGE BOWL 13" diameter
d)#40274S SMALL BAKING DISH 7 3/8" W x 10 7/8" L x 2" H
e)#40274M MEDIUM BAKING DISH 8 5/8" W x 13" L x 2 3/8" H

Pauline Ala SA, Cedex, France.

Recalling Firm:
Rue de France, Middletown, RI., by letter on 1/22/01 via US Mail to all catalog sales customers who purchased the product. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

Sold through Rue De France Catalog Sales directly to the consumer.

968 units.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers February 21, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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