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CPSC: Science Expeditions Northern Lights science kits

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On 2017-05-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Science Expeditions Northern Lights science kits due to a potential Burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2017 for about $18 to $21.

Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Science Kits & Other Educational category in 2017.

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Company Contact Information:

Website: http://www.littlepassports.com/
Phone: 866-991-4547

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What is the problem?

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

How can I tell if I own this product?

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.

These items were sold new+ at At www.littlepassports.com to Little Passports subscribers in February 2017 for between $18 and $21.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

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.

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.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

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

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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