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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Horseshoe Magnets

Units: About 153,000

Importer: United Scientific, of Waukegan, Ill.

Hazard: Surface paint on the magnets contains high levels of lead,
violating the federal lead paint standards.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves horseshoe-shaped magnets sold in five
sizes. The horseshoes have red paint on the surface of the magnet.
Product numbers included in the recall are: SHM020 (two inch), SHM030
(three inch), SHM040 (four inch), SHM050 (five inch), and SHM060 (six

Sold by: Independent distributors nationwide from March 1995 through
September 2007 for about $1. Distributors sold the products to schools
for use in science classes.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these products and
contact United Scientific to receive a replacement product.

For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.