|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2007
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Children's Necklaces Sold Exclusively at Claire's Stores Recalled 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 Necklaces
Units: About 58,000
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: The recalled children's necklaces have metal pendants shaped as monkeys, dolphins, and frogs holding colored marbles, a fleur de lis painted in various colors, a silver and black fairy, silver-colored letters "BFF" with rhinestones, and tiny handcuffs painted in various colors. The pendants hang from silver-colored chains. "Claire's" or "Claire's best friends forever" is printed on the packaging.
Sold exclusively at: Claire's retail stores nationwide from December 2005 through December 2006 for between $5 and $11.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this recalled jewelry away from children. Consumers should return the recalled jewelry to any Claire's store for a full refund or a free replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Claire's Boutiques Inc. toll-free at (866) 859-9281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.claires.com
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