Recalls Jumbo Pencils with Sharpeners (October
18, 2005 - NEWSdial.com)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.
of Product: Jumbo Pencils with Sharpeners
Units: About 176,000
Manufacturer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.
razor blade is exposed when the cover is removed. Also, the
pencil sharpener hole is large enough
to allow a finger to fit inside. This poses a laceration hazard
to children and adults.
Incidents/Injuries: Target has received 17 reports involving the pencil sharpeners,
including 12 children and adults who received
cuts to their fingers from the sharpener’s razor blade.
Description: The jumbo pencil has a red eraser on the end and comes with
sharpener. Pencils are either short, 8 ½ inches
long and one inch wide, or long, 15 inches long and ½ inch
wide. The pencils are blue, red or striped. The sharpeners are
pink or blue and come in a clear plastic pouch. Model number
70505 is printed on the pouch.
at: Target Stores nationwide from July 2005 through August
2005 for about $1.
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled jumbo pencil with
sharpeners away from children immediately and return them to
the nearest Target store for a GiftCard of $1 plus applicable
Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800)
between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through
Friday, or log onto the firm’s Web site at www.Target.com
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