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Discount School Supply Paintbrushes Recalled

Date:
November 21, 2007
Category:
Toys & Games
Company/Brand:
Discount School Supply
The Danger:
The surface paint on the brush handles can contain excessive levels of lead.
Description:
This recall involves about 20,000 paintbrushes. The recall involves a set of six "shaving-style" brushes, which are about 4 inches long. The brushes' handles are painted blue, purple, orange, yellow, lime green, and pink. The item number #SHVBRSH is printed on the product's packaging. Brush sets with handles in brown, dark blue, red, green, blue, and black are not included in this recall. The recalled brushes were also included with the "BioColor Foam Paint Starter Kit" and "Colorations Foam Paint Starter Kit."
Sold At:
Discount School Supply's catalog and Web site from May 2004 through August 2007 for about $5. The BioColor kits were sold from May 2004 through June 2006 for about $60. The Colorations kits were sold from July 2006 through August 2007 for about $60.
What To Do:
Stop using the brushes immediately and contact Discount School Supply to receive a free replacement brush set. For more information, contact Discount School Supply at (800) 293-9314 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday; visit their Web site at www.discountschoolsupply.com or e-mail brushrecall@discountschoolsupply.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08090.html