doe.sd.gov > Media Releases
Calendar of Events

QUICK LINKS
 2014 Legislature
 A-Z Index
 About the Department
 Board of Education
 Common Core
 Indian Education
 Report Card
 School Directory
 Statistical Digest
 Stimulus

PRESS ROOM
 News Releases
 Publications

CONTACT
INFORMATION

 Contact Us

RESOURCES
 commoncore.sd.gov
 K-12 Data Center
 SD Codified Laws
 State Library
 Teacher 411
 Virtual School

BACK TO HOME

   Follow sddoe on Twitter    Subscribe to me on YouTube

    





Latest Media Releases



For Immediate Release: Aug. 11, 2006
Contact: Mary Stadick Smith - (605) 773-7228

Toy used in summer reading program recalled



A children’s toy, used as an incentive in a summer reading program, has been recalled. Highsmith Inc. is recalling the Bendable Cat and Dog toy sold to at least 22 South Dakota libraries for the Paws, Claws, Scales and Tails program. Tests done on the toy indicated the lead content to be in excess of the maximum allowable by current federal regulations.

Highsmith has discontinued sale of this item and recommends all libraries cease distribution of any remaining Bendable Cats and Dogs. To properly dispose of the Bendable Cat and Dog, Highsmith requests that all customers contact them at 1-800-448-4887 to arrange for return shipment and to receive a credit or refund for the product cost.

Families should contact their local health care provider with concerns regarding exposure to lead in the product.

–30–