Yesterday retail toy giant Toys R’ Us, announced a recall of 27,000 crayon and paint sets. The toy recall once again involves the use of lead, this time in the paint and packing. The black watercolor paint has particularly high concentrations of lead that exceed acceptable federally regulated standards. The Chinese-made coloring sets were sold in Toys R’ Us stores from October of 2006 to August of 2007 for about $20.
The recall involves the Imaginarium brand 213 Piece Wooden Coloring Case which includes crayons, pastels, colored pencils, fiber pens, paintbrush, pencil, water colors, palette, white paint, ruler and pencil sharpener in a light tan wooden carrying case. The case measures about 14 inches high by 19 inches wide.
Parents are urged to discontinue use immediately and return the coloring kits to any Toys R’ Us location for a store credit.
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