|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2007
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U.S. Toy Co. Recalls More Children’s Butterfly Necklaces Due to Lead Poisoning
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: Children’s Butterfly Necklaces
Units: About 113, 800 (an additional 29, 000 necklaces were recalled in December 2006)
Importer: U.S. Toy Co. Inc., of Grandview, MO.
Hazard: The pendant on the necklace contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled necklaces have pendants shaped as butterflies that are painted in various colors. The pendants hang from a black cord. The necklace’s package is blue cardboard with images of flowers and butterflies and the words "Butterfly Necklace" printed on the front and "Item#JA298" on the back.
Sold at: U.S. Toy Company retail stores and children’s and small discount stores nationwide and online at www.ustoy.com from August 2006 through December 2006 for about $5 per dozen.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this jewelry away from children. Consumers should return the recalled jewelry to the store where purchased for a free replacement product, or contact U.S. Toy Company for information on returning recalled necklaces purchased on the Web site.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact U.S. Toy Company at (800) 832-0224 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ustoy.com
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