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August 24, 2000

Gel Pens Recalled by Colorbök

Colorbook recalls pensDexter, MI (SafetyAlerts) - Colorbök said today it is  recalling about 7,400 gel pens included with it Icee Black notebooks, and Icee Black notepads because the pens contain an extra spring which allows the end caps to shoot off with great force posing a risk of eye and facial injuries.

The gel pens were sold in various colors, and have "Colorbök Gel" written on the clip of the pens. The notebooks that included these pens have turquoise, lime magenta or orange covers, and contain solid black notepaper. The notepads that included these pens also contain solid black notepaper in various shapes, including stars, hearts, butterflys, frogs and cats.

Department, drug, grocery and toy stores sold the notebooks and notepads with these pens from June 2000 through July 2000 for about $5.  No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should stop using the gel pens immediately, and return them to the store where purchased for a replacement pen.

For more information, call Colorbök toll-free at (800) 366-4660 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers August 24, 2000.

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