|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2007
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Children's Bracelets Recalled by DM Merchandising Due to 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 "Ultra Gear" Bracelets
Units: About 86,400
Importer: DM Merchandising Inc., of Elmhurst, Ill.
Hazard: The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled bracelets are 8-inch long, silver-colored chain bands that have a 1 ½ -inch long casting with assorted designs, including a snake and a sword.
Sold at: U.S. Gifts stores, dollar stores and small discount stores nationwide from July 2004 through January 2007 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this jewelry away from children. Consumers should return the recalled jewelry to the store where purchased or contact DM Merchandising for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DM Merchandising at (800) 548-6784 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dmmerchandising.com
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