January 9, 2003Pace Products Has Recalled Children's
Soap Making Kits
- Pace Products Inc. has recalled
about 145,000 children's soap making kits. The soap may get too hot when
heated in the microwave oven and leak from the tray mold posing a burn
hazard to children.
CPSC has received three reports of burn injuries from the heated soap,
including a 6-year-old girl who received burns to her hand. The soap kits
were sold under the name 'Soap Making for Kids." The kits include a plastic
mold tray, three bars of glycerine, string and an instruction book.
"SCHOLASTIC INC." and "Made in U.S.A." are printed on the back of the soap
Scholastic Book Clubs and Book Fairs sold the recalled soap kits at schools
nationwide from March 2000 through November 2002 and bookstores sold the
recalled soap kits from March 1998 through November 2002 for about $8.
Consumers should take these soap kits away from children immediately and
contact Pace Products at (800) 541-7670 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday to receive instructions on returning the soap kits for a
refund. Consumers also can visit the firm's web site at www.paceplace.com.