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43,000 Science Kits Recalled

August 23, 2006
School Specialty Publishing has recalled 43,000 children's science kits. The "Ideal" and "Brighter Child" brand kits include a battery case that can overheat, posing a thermal burn hazard. Models included are "All About Electricity," "All About Magnets," "The Science Search Lab: Electricity," and "The Science Search Lab: Light." The kits were packaged in brightly colored 11 3/4 x 12 boxes with a plastic window. They were sold at educational stores and bookstores nationwide and on the School Specialty Web site for between $16 and $24.

Consumers may return the kits to School Specialty or the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, contact School Specialty at (800) 253-5469 between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. ET Monday through Friday, or visit To view this entire recall, including a photo, please visit: Miss an alert?
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