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Dowling Magnets Recalls 91,500 Classic Horseshoe Magnets

Dowling Magnets has recalled about 91,500 Classic Horseshoe Magnets. The plastic coating on the magnets contains excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.  No injuries have been reported.

The 6-inch tall horseshoe magnet has a red plastic coating on the "handle" end. Each "foot" of the magnet has an engraved "S" or and "N."

These magnets were manufactured in China and were sold at specialty retail stores and educational supply distributors nationwide from March 2003 through April 2008 for about $10.

Parents should immediately take the classic horseshoe magnets away from children and contact Dowling Magnets to receive a free replacement horseshoe magnet.  For more information, contact Dowling Magnets toll-free at (866) 623-3336 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at Consumers can also email the firm at

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