Biggest Toy Recalls of 2009

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iVillage Staff on Nov 10, 2009 at 10:50AM

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MacPherson's Young Artist Easels

a iVillage Staff on Nov 10, 2009 at 10:35AM

Recall Date: Nov. 5, 2009

Company/Brand: MacPherson's, of Emeryville, Calif.

The Hazard: The chalkboard surface coating contains high levels of lead.

Description: This recall involves a children's art easel which has a chalkboard surface on one side and a white board surface on the other side. The item number is AA13301 and the UPC number is 082435133010. They can be found on the original packaging.

Sold at: Art supply stores nationwide and online from July 2004 through June 2009 for about $75.

What to do: Consumer should immediately take these recalled easels away from children and contact the firm to receive a free replacement chalkboard panel.

For more information: contact MacPherson's at (866) 319-5335 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site or send email to

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