|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Nychelle White
|July 10, 1997
|Release # 97-155
CPSC, Creative Products Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Jewelry Sets
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Creative Products Inc. of Skokie, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 28,000 toy jewelry sets. The necklaces and bracelets of two different sets can break, releasing small beads. The earring clasps of a third set can come off. Young children can choke on the earring clasps and inhale the beads into their lungs which could lead to death.
CPSC and Creative Products Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these toy jewelry sets. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
There are three different jewelry assortments involved in this recall. One set contains a 16-inch brown bead necklace and 4 brown hair combs. The beads are grouped in threes and are separated by black and white discs. Another set contains a brown 8-inch bead bracelet that matches a brown 18-inch bead necklace. The beads are separated by bamboo- shaped pieces. At the center of each necklace and bracelet are several black and brown triangle-shaped ornaments. The third set contains earrings along with a matching multi- colored 18-inch bead necklace and 6-inch bead bracelet. An orange sunburst ornament with a face embossed in the center is attached to the yellow earring clasps, three sunbursts are attached to the necklace, and one sunburst is attached to the bracelet.
Dollar-type and discount stores in the East, Midwest, and South sold the jewelry sets from August 1995 through November 1995 for about $1.
Consumers should take the jewelry sets away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Creative Products Inc. at (800) 366-6686.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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