Monday, September 3, 2007

"Lead" Pencils from China

Canada is recalling imported pencils from China due to excessive lead content. So far, 140,000 units (with around 16 models) of Favor Set brand of pencils were recalled, which were found to have high levels of lead in their coatings.

The pencils recalled are: Prehistoric Party Favor Set, Keep on Truckin Favor Set, Championship Baseball Favor Set, Championship Soccer Favor Set, Championship Basketball Favor Set, Championship Football Favor Set, Camouflage Favor Set, Pirate Party Favor Set, Hearts & Flowers Favor Set, Unicorn Magic Favor Set, Frogs & Lizards Favor Set, Princess Favor Set, Shimmering Butterfly Favor Set, Underwater Friends Favor Set, Safari Party Favor Set and Glitzy Girl Favor Set.

The pencils should be taken from children and returned to: Amscan Canada 60 Lindsay Avenue, Dorval, Que. H9P 2T8 Phone 1-800-363-6662 . For further information, contact Health Canada at 1-888-662-0666 (toll-free) or email at .

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