Celebrate Express Inc. Recalls Gigantic Gemstone Ring Party Favors Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

December 19, 2006
Alert #07-513

 

 

Celebrate Express Inc. Recalls Gigantic Gemstone Ring Party Favors Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

 

 The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Gigantic Gemstone Ring

Units: About 194,000 rings

Distributor/Importer: Celebrate Express Inc., of Kirkland, Wash.

Hazard: The recalled rings could contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Description: The recalled children's Gigantic Gemstone Ring toy is a silver-colored metallic ring with a large plastic gemstone. The gemstone colors include: blue, red, purple, green and clear. The rings were sold individually and as part of various party favor, costume and heirloom sets.

Sold at: Celebrate Express' Birthday Express, Costume Express and Storybook Heirloom Web sites and catalogs, and at the Birthday Express retail outlet store located in Kirkland, Wash. The recalled products were sold from October 2003 through October 2006 for about $1.50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled party favors away from children immediately and contact the company for a refund. Celebrate Express has directly contacted purchasers of the products by mail.

Consumer Contact: Call Celebrate Express at (888) 551-3995 between 4:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.celebrateexpress.com

Picture of Recalled Ring Party Favors