Science Experiment Kits Recalled Due to Excessive Lead Levels
Anker Play Products has recalled its Incredible Inventions 10-in-1 Science Kit because the amount of lead in a magnet in the kit exceeds the federal government allowable limit.
According to an announcement from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 13,000 kits were sold at Menards and small independent toy stores nationwide from August 2020 through November 2020 for around $ 6.
Product details are:
- Anker Play Products 10-in-1 Incredible Inventions Science Kit. The kit contains a rectangular magnetic bar painted in red and blue, two yellow balloons, a small light bulb, metal clips, paper clips, a sticker page, three wires covered in red and various other wires, screws and small mechanical parts . The “Adventure Club” logo is printed in yellow, blue and green at the bottom left of the front of the box. The affected magnet is painted red and blue and measures approximately 2 inches by 0.5 inches by 0.375 inches.
“The paint on the red and blue magnet contains levels of lead that exceed the federal ban on lead paint. Lead is poisonous if ingested by young children and can cause health problems. In addition, the product packaging does not contain the required warning labels for magnets and balloons, ”the commission said.
People who purchased the kits are encouraged to remove the red and blue magnet from the children.
Anker Play products will give you a full refund.
For more information, call Anker at 877-236-1945 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on weekdays, email [email protected] or go to the website and click on “reminders.”