Children’s Jewelry Recalled by SmileMakers Due to High Levels of Cadmium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2010
Release #10-287
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 390-5470
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children’s Jewelry Recalled by SmileMakers 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: Children’s Happy Charm Bracelets and Football Rings

Units: About 66,200 Charm Bracelets and 2,200 Rings

Importer: Toy Network, of Indianola, Iowa and Fun Express Oriental Trading Company, of Omaha, Neb.

Distributor: SmileMakers Inc., of Spartanburg, S.C.

Hazard: The metal substrate in the jewelry contains high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves “Happy” charm bracelets and football rings. The “Happy” charm bracelet is comprised of colorful beads on a small elastic band to which a metal charm in the shape of a butterfly, moon or sun is attached. The football ring is a small adjustable metal band to which a football charm (made of metal) is attached.

Distributed at: Doctor and dentist offices nationwide from June 2005 through March 2010 for free.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and discard the product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact SmileMakers toll-free at (877) 390-5470 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the company’s website at www.smilemakers.com, or send email to product.questions@smilemakers.com

Picture of Recalled Happy charm bracelets

Picture of Recalled football rings