|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 1998
Release # 98-147
|Company Phone Number: (800) 251-2522
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, Almar Sales Co. Announce Recall of Children's Jewelry Sets
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Almar Sales Co. Inc., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 28,000 children's jewelry sets. The necklaces and bracelets involved in this recall can break, releasing small plastic beads that pose potential choking and aspiration hazards to young children.
CPSC and Almar Sales are not aware of any injuries involving these jewelry sets. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The children's jewelry sets are sold under the Expressions brand name. The sets contain a bracelet and a necklace made from colorful plastic beads strung on an elastic cord. The jewelry sets subject to this recall come in the following five styles:
|Style # ||Beads
||Round with hearts or round with hearts, flowers and cylinders
||Round, with either apples, bananas, cherries, grapes or pineapples
||Round with slippers
||Round with bears
||Round with a combination of hearts, stars, cylinders, and/or disks
The style number is found on the cardboard hang tag, attached to the sets at the time of purchase.
Toy and novelty stores nationwide sold the jewelry sets from January 1994 vthrough June 1998 for about $1.
Consumers should take the recalled jewelry away from children immediately, and return them to the store where purchased or directly to Almar Sales Co., 17 West 37th St., New York, NY 10018 for a refund. For more information, consumers should call Almar Sales Co. Inc. at (800) 251-2522 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday. Other Expressions brand jewelry sets or sets with clasps are not involved in this recall.
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.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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