Claire's Recalls Children's Metal Necklaces Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2008
Release #09-039

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 859-9281

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 Yin Yang Necklaces Sets

Units: About 67,000

Importer: Claire’s Boutiques Inc., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

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

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves a set of two necklaces that have a silver-colored metal bead type chain and a lobster-claw clasp. One of the necklaces has a single, metal pendant with the word “Best” attached to a black, yin metal pendant. The other necklace has the word “Friends” attached to a white, yang metal pendant.

Sold at: Claire’s stores nationwide from April 2007 through August 2008 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled products away from children and return them to any Claire’s store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Claire’s at (866) 859-9281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web sites at www.claires.com

Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the Illinois Attorney General.

Picture of Recalled Best Friends Yin Yang Necklaces Sets