EKSuccess Brands Recalls American Girl Crafts Jewelry Kit Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

The surface coating on some of the beads contains excessive levels of lead.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2011
Release #11-239
Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 535-2099
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

EKSuccess Brands Recalls American Girl Crafts Jewelry Kit Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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: American Girl Crafts™ Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets kit

Units: About 75,000

Distributor: EKSuccess Brands, a division of Wilton Brands Inc., of Woodridge, Ill.

Hazard: The surface coating on some of the beads contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets kit distributed under the American Girl Crafts name with a SKU number of 30-585331. The SKU number is located on the back of the package in the lower right corner. The kit contains 56 pieces. The beads in the jewelry kit are pink, blue, orange and white. Some pink beads have darker pink butterflies imprinted on them. The ribbons in the kit are orange, red, blue and purple.

Sold at: Michaels Stores and other retailers nationwide from September 2009 through June 2011 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled kits and any finished bracelets made from the kits away from children and contact the company for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact EKSuccess Brands toll-free at (855) 535-2099 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. CT on Fridays or visit the firm's website at www.eksuccessbrands.com

Picture of recalled bracelet kitDetail of recalled bracelet kit package back showing SKU 30-585331 and UPC 643077585331