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Packaging ink cited in latest recall


September 11, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Los Angeles, CA — The safety of some products made in China has recently been called into question by consumer and…

Los Angeles, CA — The safety of some products made in China has recently been called into question by consumer and safety advocates in North America, and a recent case has singled out lead in the printed ink on the packaging as the danger.

Approximately 27,000 Imaginarium Wooden Colouring Cases art sets have been recalled because of this threat. The black watercolour paint also contained lead and the sets failed a recent safety test. No injuries have been reported. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) noted that Toys R Us cooperated in the voluntary recall of this product, and advised consumers to return the sets to Toys R Us for a store credit.

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The sets were manufactured by Danxiang International Trading of China and distributed by Funtastic, a unit of FPL Group of Hong Kong, the Associated Press reports. Toys R Us has ended its relationship with Funtastic.


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