Bar Magnets Recalled

October 14, 2008
Toys & Games
Home Science Tools
The Danger:
Surface paints on the magnets contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.
This recall involves about 400 Alnico 3-inch-long bar magnets. The magnets are painted red and blue, and were originally packaged as a pair or as a component of a science kit. The magnets were sold as item number MG-BAR3AL.
Sold At:
Web retailers and by mail order between May 2008 and September 2008 for about $6.
What To Do:
Immediately take the recalled magnets away from children and contact Home Science Tools to receive replacement magnets. For additional information, contact Home Science Tools at (800) 860-6272 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT, or visit their Web site at
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