|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 388-7228
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Children's Toy Jewelry Recalled Due to Aspiration Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: "Girl Favors" Children's Toy Jewelry
Units: About 144,500 sets
Importer: MTC – Man's Trading Company, of Brisbane, Calif.
Hazard: The recalled jewelry could break, releasing small beads that pose an aspiration hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The jewelry includes various colored plastic bead bracelets, rings and necklaces on elastic strings. They were sold under the brand name "Girl Favors" and had the following item numbers and writing on the packaging:
||4 Smiley Bead Bracelets
||4 Clear Bead Necklaces
||6 Clear Bead Bracelets & Rings
||4 Power Bead Bracelets
||3 Heart Necklaces
||4 Ice Cube Bracelets
Sold at: Various dollar stores nationwide from July 2003 through December 2005 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these recalled items away from children immediately and discard them or return them to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact MTC-Man's Trading Company at (800) 388-7228 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or fax to them at (415) 468-7300. Consumers also can contact the company via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on their Web site at www.mtcmans.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.
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