|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2005
Release # 05-082
|Riviera Recall Hotline: (800) 524-0110 ext 1302
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Riviera Trading Inc. Announce Recall of Children's Costume Bracelets
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Metallic costume bracelets
Units: About 7,100
Manufacturer: Riviera Trading Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The bracelets contain high levels of lead and pose a lead poisoning hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled bracelets have heart, oval, and rectangular shaped charms that have the phrases; "I like sports," "I like movies," "I like shopping" and "I like music" printed on them. The bracelet also contains various colored plastic trinkets.
Sold at: Belk, Bloomingdales, Carson Pirie Scott, Kohl's, Parisians and Proffitts Department stores nationwide from October 2003 through November 2004 for about $6.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these bracelets away from young children and contact the company to receive a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Riviera toll-free at (800) 524-0110 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.rivieratrading.com
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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