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December 21, 1999

Excessive Levels of Lead in Magnet Games Prompt Recall

Excessive Levels of Lead in Magnet Games Prompt RecallMiami, FL (SafetyAlerts) - Safari Ltd. is recalling about 21,000 magnet games. Paint on the magnets metal figures contains amounts of lead that exceed federal standards for children's products. Prolonged exposure to high levels of lead presents a lead poisoning hazard to young children.

Safari Ltd. is not aware of any injuries involving these products. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

The magnet games are made up of a black round magnetic base, measuring 2.5 inches in diameter with about 60 small, multi-colored metal figures in the shape of butterflies, frogs or fish.

"Made in Taiwan" is imprinted into the black base. Each unit is packaged in a triangle- shaped box with the following identification:
Magnetic Butterfly Rainbow Item No. 6652-16
Magnetic Frog Fantasy - Item No. 6653-16
Magnetic Coral Reef Collage - Item No. 6654-16.

The boxes also are labeled in part: "Ages 7 to 70...SAFARI...MADE IN TAIWAN".

Small toy and gift stores nationwide sold these games between January and November of 1999.

Consumers who have one of these games should call Safari at 1-800-615-3111 to obtain replacement figures.

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