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Product name Animal Tracking Explorer Kit
Description "Animal Tracking Explorer Kit" includes a bag of white powder marked "plaster of paris" which is actually calcium hydroxide. It also includes nature study tools and equipment (field lens, specimen jars and bags, labels, puff bottle, plastic gloves, spatula, cardboard strips, paper clips, mixing pot, tweezers, spoon, notebook) and Explorer Guide. 
Problem The powder in the kit marked "plaster of paris" is actually calcium hydroxide, which poses a risk of skin and eye irritation to children using the product. 
Distribution The firm's Web site,, and by MindWare's catalog for about $25. 
Company MindWare 800-588-1072 
Dates sold September 2007 through December 2007 
Date posted 06/06/2008 

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