High Lead Levels Prompt Recall of Children's Metal Jewelry By Spandrel Sales and Marketing Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2007
Release #07-188

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 213-0500
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

High Lead Levels Prompt Recall of Children's Metal Jewelry By Spandrel Sales and Marketing 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, Bracelets and Rings

Units: About 200,000

Importer: Spandrel Sales and Marketing Inc., of Tempe, Ariz.

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 jewelry includes pendants that hang from silver-colored bracelet and necklace chains, and silver-colored rings with a charm on top. Charm shapes include silver-colored crosses, suns, moons, stars, butterflies, cupids, angels, keys, elephants, hands, cell phones, fish, and shoes.

Sold at: Vending machines located in malls, discount, department and grocery stores nationwide from February 2007 through March 2007 for 25 cents.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rings and necklaces away from children and throw them away.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Spandrel Sales and Marketing toll-free at (877) 213-0500 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ssmvending.com

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