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Safety Alert

Little Passports Recalls Science Kits Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Science Expeditions Northern Lights science kits

Hazard: The battery packs included in the science kits can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Little Passports toll-free at 866-991-4547 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.littlepassports.com and click on "Product Safety" for more information.

Units: About 7,000 (in addition, 700 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves the Science Expeditions Northern Lights science kits with "Make an Electromagnet" and "Aurora in a Box" experiments that use battery packs. The kits were sent to Little Passports subscribers in February 2017. The "Magnet Lab" experiment and comic book included in the Science Expeditions Northern Lights kit do not use battery packs and can still be used.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received seven reports of the battery packs overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the battery packs included in the kits and contact Little Passports for a Crystal Growing Kit replacement product or coupon for $12 off any kit in Little Passports' online store. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Sold at: At www.littlepassports.com to Little Passports subscribers in February 2017 for between $18 and $21.

Importer: Little Passports Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

Distributor: Little Passports Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

Manufacturer: Shenzhen Jiayuanwei Electronic Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured In: China