The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of Solar System Kits and DNA Kits
Approximately, 930,000 kits are subject to this recall. the kits were manufactured in the United States and China. The kits were manufactured by FloraCraft Corp., of Ludington, Mich.
The surface coating on the educational kit's wires can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
This recall involves the Solar System and the DNA children's educational craft kits sold under the FloraCraft and HYGLOSS brand names. The kits contain green coated wires that measure 14 inches long and Styrofoam shapes. The following model numbers are included in this recall. The model number is located on the kit's packaging.
Craft Kits Model Number
Solar System Kit SS2003,SS101,59901,SS2003P
DNA Kit DNA2003,59903
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Michaels, Jo-Ann Stores, Hobby Lobby and other retailers nationwide from January 2003 through February 2009 for between $10 and $30.
Consumers should immediately take the craft kits' wires away from children and contact FloraCraft to obtain free replacements.
For additional information, contact FloraCraft Corp. toll-free at (866) 775-8781, or visit the firms Web site.