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March 1, 2001

UPDATE: 10/12/01 - CPSC has closed this case

Educational Games Recalled by Lakeshore Learning Materials

Educational games recalled for leadCarson, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Lakeshore Learning Materials said it is recalling 13,000 children's educational games. Metal weights found in the games contain lead, which presents a lead poisoning hazard to children. Lead poisoning in children is associated with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, hearing problems and growth retardation.

No injuries have been reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The Concept Classification Activity Kits were sold to teachers and schools nationwide between January 1992 and January 2001 for $50. Each game has various disks that say, "Hot," "Cold," "Light," "Heavy," etc. Children then match the appropriate game piece to the disk that best describes the characteristics of the object.

The Opposites Take-Home Pack, a transparent backpack with blue trimming, was sold to teachers and schools nationwide between January 1999 and January 2001 for $10. Games inside the pack include opposite picture cards, crayons, paperback book, and various objects.

One of the objects in these games is a silver-covered metal weight, shaped like a disc measuring about 11/4 inches in diameter with a small loop at the top. Imprinted on one side of the disc is the partial face of a bird and the number "4"; and on the other side, it states, "4 Woody Gardena."

Consumers should immediately remove and discard the metal discs.

To receive a lead-free replacement piece, call Lakeshore Learning Materials toll-free at (800) 421-5354 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers March 1, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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