Michaels Stores Recalls Seasonal Writing Pens Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product:
Flower Writers; Christmas Writers; Easter Writers; and Spooky Writers Seasonal Writing Pens
Michaels Stores Inc., of Irving, Texas
The seasonal writing pens' surface coating contains high levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
The recalled pens were sold individually as one of four-series pens including Flower Writer; Christmas Writer; Easter Writer and Spooky Writer. Each pen has themed decorations including flowers, Christmas, Easter and Halloween ornamentation.
Sold exclusively at:
Michaels retail stores nationwide from August 2007 through March 2008 for about $1.
Consumers should stop using the recalled pens immediately and return them to any Michaels store to receive a refund.
For additional information, contact Michaelsí customer service at (800) 642-4235/(800) MICHAELS between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firmís Web site at www.michaels.com