Young Artist Easels, manufactured by MacPherson’s, have been voluntarily recalled due to the chalkboard surface containing high levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Lead is particularly toxic to children as it interferes with the developing nervous system and can cause permanent brain disorders such as learning, memory, and behavior.
The recalled easels are item number AA13301 and UPC number 082435133010. They were sold nationwide at art supply stores as well as online from July 2004 through June 2009.
To this date, the company has not received any reports of injury linked to the recalled items.
Consumers can contact the company for a free replacement chalkboard panel. In the meantime, the easels should be taken away from small children.
Consumer Information: Contact MacPherson’s at (866) 319-5335.
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