Children's Animal Tracking Explorer Kit Recalled

June 5, 2008
Toys & Games
The Danger:
The powder in the kit marked "plaster of Paris" is actually calcium hydroxide, which can trigger skin and eye irritation.
This recall involves about 2,200 Animal Tracking Explorer Kits. The kit includes a bag of white powder marked "plaster of Paris," which is actually calcium hydroxide. It also includes nature study tools and equipment (field lens, specimen jars and bags, labels, puff bottle, plastic gloves, spatula, cardboard strips, paper clips, mixing pot, tweezers, spoon, notebook) and Explorer Guide.
Sold At:
MindWare's Web site,, and in their catalog from September 2007 through December 2007 for about $25.
What To Do:
Take the recalled kits away from children immediately and contact MindWare to receive either a free replacement product or a full refund. For additional information, contact MindWare at (800) 588-1072 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT, or e-mail the company at
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