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Children's Art Easels Recalled Due to Lead Paint Standard Violation

About 10,000 Young Artist Easels were recalled by MacPherson's due to a lead paint standard violation. The chalkboard surface coating contains high levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves a children's art easel which has a chalkboard surface on one side and a white board surface on the other side. The item number is AA13301 and the UPC number is 082435133010 which can be found on the original packaging.

The recalled easels, manufactured in China, were sold at art supply stores nationwide and online from July 2004 through June 2009 for about $75.

Consumer should immediately take these recalled easels away from children and contact the firm to receive a free replacement chalkboard panel.

For additional information, contact MacPherson's at (866) 319-5335 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.art-alternatives.com/recall or send email to recall@macphersonart.com.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10032.html.

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