|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued November 30, 2005,
Revised October, 25, 2010
|CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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CPSC, Stravina Operating Co. Announce Recall of Children's Metal Necklaces and Zipper Pulls
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Stravina Operating Co., LLC, of Chatsworth, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 6 million children's metal necklaces and zipper pulls.
The recalled metal jewelry contains high levels of accessible lead in the metal and/or the paint, posing a serious risk of lead poisoning to young children. Lead is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.
There have been no incidents or injuries reported with the metal necklaces and zipper pulls.
The recalled necklaces are silver-colored with individual names painted in variety of colors. The nameplate on the necklace hangs from a 16-inch black cord. The necklace packages are marked "Personalized Necklace" and "Stravina". UPC Code 0-35203-00039-7 is on the necklace package.
The recalled zipper pulls are silver-colored with individual names that come in various colors. The zipper pull hangs from a silver-colored metal clip designed to attach to a backpack, a keyring, and zippers on clothing. Printed on the zipper pull's packaging is "Personalized Zipper Pull," "Great for Backpacks and Keyrings too" and "Stravina." UPC Code 0-35203-00038-0 is written on the package.
The recalled metal necklaces and zipper pulls were sold at discount, toy, party, grocery and drug stores from March 2002 through September 2005 for between $2 and $4. All of the jewelry was manufactured in China.
Consumers should immediately take this metal jewelry away from children and contact Stravina for more information at www.stravina.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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