Hazard: Lead


Recall Date: 2008-01-24
 4561 – 08539

Product Name:
RR Donnelley Recalls Educational Assessment Blocks Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard Recall Alert U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 January 24, 2008 Alert #08-539 RR Donnelley Recalls Educational Assessment Blocks Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: ESI-R Screening Materials Units: About 18,000 Importer: RR Donnelley, of Chicago, Ill. Distributor: Pearson Learning Group, and Pearson Early Learning, of Upper Saddle River, N.J. Hazard: Surface paint on the green wooden blocks contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: The green wooden blocks are part of the ESI-R Screening Materials, educational materials used by schools to assess young children. The items include 10 green wooden blocks, a plastic yellow car, an 8-ft. white cloth ribbon, 10 black and white printed cards with shapes, a red rubber ball, and a blue plastic button. Sold by: Pearson distributes to schools, examiners, and educators nationwide via sales representatives, catalogs, and the firm’s Web sites www.pearsonschool.com and www.pearsonlearning.com, from January 2003 through November 2007 for about $23. The materials are part of a larger ESI-R kit that sold for about $120. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Purchasers should immediately stop using the blocks in the ESI-R Screening Materials. RR Donnelley will provide free replacement materials and instructions for returning the recalled product. RR Donnelley is directly contacting purchasers and posting information on its Web site. Consumer Contact: : For additional information, contact RR Donnelley toll-free at (888) 988-2940 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.rrdonnelley.com/ESI-R-Recall

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U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Communications
Washington, D.C.
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals –contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury,go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at(301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired.Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.


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