Children's Necklaces Recalled for Lead Poisoning Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2006
Release #06-150
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 336-6292
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Children's Necklaces Recalled for Lead Poisoning Hazard

 

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 Necklaces

Units: About 55,000

Importer: Selected Trading Corp., of Miami, Fla.

Hazard: The recalled necklaces contain high levels of lead, posing a serious risk of lead poisoning and adverse health effects to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None

Description: The recalled choker-style necklaces are silver-colored hearts, crosses and clovers that hang from a blue, maroon or black velvety cord. The jewelry's packaging is white cardboard with "In Style" printed on the front, and UPC number 041838140766 on the back.

Sold at: Dollar General Stores from January 2003 through December 2005 for about $1.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately return the recalled jewelry to the nearest Dollar General Store for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Selected Trading at (800) 336-6292, visit the firm's Web site at www.selected-trading.com or e-mail the firm at mrubin@selected-trading.com

 

Picture of Recalled Children's Necklaces