Egg Shakers Recalled for Lead Paint Violations

Discount School Supply of Monterey, California is recalling about 3,000 of its Double Egg Shakers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The recalled Double Egg Shakers are being recalled because surface paint on the red eggs contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal <"">lead paint standard.

To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported; however, the effects of lead exposure or poisoning are not always immediately evident.

A known neurotoxin, lead exposure can cause brain and nervous system damage in children and fetuses. The toxin also causes behavioral and learning problems, slowed growth, hearing problems, headaches, mental and physical retardation, and behavioral and other health problems. Of particular concern is the developing brain because negative influences can have long-lasting effects and can continue well into puberty and beyond.

Lead is known to cause cancer and reproductive harm and, in adults, can damage the nervous system. In high doses, lead poisoning can cause seizure, coma, and death. Once poisoned by lead, no organ system is immune; experts agree that there is no safe level of lead.

This recall involves egg shakers sold in packages of two. The words “Double Eggs” and “Breeded to produce great sound” are printed on the front of the package. Only the red eggs are subject to the violation of the lead paint standard.

The recalled Double Egg Shakers, which were manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at discount School Supply stores nationwide from April 2009 through December 2009 for about $3.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately take the recalled eggs away from children and contact Discount School Supply for a purchase credit. Discount School Supply can be reached toll-free at (800) 606-3807 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday though Friday, or at the firm’s Web site at

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