|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 859-9281
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Claire's Recalls Children's Metal Charm Bracelets Due to High Levels of Cadmium
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: "Best Friends" Charm Bracelet Sets
Units: About 19,000
Importer: Claire's Boutiques Inc., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Manufacturer: Dae Yeon Industries Corp., of China
Hazard: The heart lock charms attached to the bracelets contain high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The "Best Friends" three bracelet sets are silver-colored chains with metal pendants containing one of the words "Best," "Friends" or "Forever" and heart lock and key charms with different colored stones.
Sold exclusively at: Claire's stores nationwide from February 2009 through January 2010 for about $12.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets away from children and return the heart lock charms or the entire bracelets to any Claire's for a full refund or replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Claire's toll-free at (866) 859-9281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.claires.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
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