Children's Rings Recalled by Shalom International Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2007
Release #07-098

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 359-8162
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Children's Rings Recalled by Shalom International 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 "Rachael Rose Kidz" Rings

Units: About 280,000

Importer: Shalom International Corp., of New York, N.Y.

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 children's rings are silver or gold-colored with designs or stones in a variety of colors. The rings come four to a package. "Kidz by Rachael Rose," "Family Dollar $1" and "SKU 1905580" are printed on the packaging.

Sold at: Family Dollar stores nationwide from December 2005 through January 2007 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled rings away from children and return them to any Family Dollar store for a full refund, or contact Shalom International for information on how to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Shalom International at (800) 359-8162 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit Family Dollar's Web site at www.familydollar.com

 

Picture of Recalled Children's Rings

Picture of Recalled Children's Rings