Cherrydale Fundraising Recalls Bracelets Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2007
Release #08-094
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 551-5352
CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Cherrydale Fundraising Recalls Bracelets Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

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: Decorative Stretchable Aqua Bracelets

Units: About 45,000

Importer: Cherrydale Fundraising, of Allentown, Pa.

Hazard: The bracelets 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 bracelets are stretchable, with silver-colored square links and aqua-colored beads. SKU#5384706813 is printed on the packaging.

Sold at: Various dollar stores, liquidators, and schools as part of fundraising, nationwide from September 2003 through April 2007 for between $1 and $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bracelets and keep them away from young children. Return them to the store where purchased or contact the firm to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cherrydale Fundraising at (800) 551-5352 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.cherrydale.com.

Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the New York State Attorney General’s Office.

Picture of Recalled Decorative Stretchable Aqua Bracelet