Parents, Caregivers Advised Of High Lead Levels In Favor Set Brand Pencils
With the new school year set to begin, Health Canada and Amscan Canada announce a voluntary recall of Favor Set brand pencils due to a high lead level in the coating of the pencils. Under the Hazardous Products Act , pencils with more than 600 mg/kg of lead in the applied coating are prohibited from being sold, imported or advertised in Canada. Pencils that have already been purchased should immediately be taken away from children.
Health Canada tested the model and found the coating on the pencils to contain a high amount of lead. As a precautionary measure, Amscan is recalling all 16 models of Favor Set brand pencils sold in various stores across Canada since January 2007. Approximately 140,000 units are included in this recall. The pencils were manufactured in China.