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Product name Children’s Picnic Sets
Description The children’s plastic picnic sets are contained in clear bags. The clear bag reads “AUSTRALIA” in multicolored lettering, “Down Under” in blue lettering, and has an illustration of a koala bear face. The bag has a pink strap and piping. The picnic set inside the bag consists of four blue cups; four light blue bowls; four small, purple plates; four red plates with the bear illustration; and a set of cutlery. 
Problem The paint on the bag contains high levels of lead. Lead poisoning in children is associated with behavior problems, learning disabilities, hearing problems and growth retardation. 
Distribution Sold in Mervyn’s stores nationwide 
Company Mervyn’s California, of Hayward, California; (800) 637-8967 
Dates sold April 2000 through May 2000 
Date posted 12/28/2001 

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