March 1, 2001
UPDATE: 10/12/01 - CPSC has
closed this case
Educational Games Recalled by
Lakeshore Learning Materials
Carson, 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
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.
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