|June 3, 2008
Children's Jewelry Recalled By Daiso Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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 Jewelry
Units: About 50 pieces
Importer: Daiso Seattle LLC, of Lynnwood, Wash.
Hazard: The 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: This recall involves children's bracelets and Zodiac-sign necklaces. The necklaces have a black, non-metal cord and a silver rectangular pendant. An abstract design and a zodiacal name is printed on the front. The bracelets have a black, non-metal cord and plastic beads. Silver pendants shaped as a knife, cupid, sun, heart and bird wings are sold with the bracelets. The jewelry has UPC numbers 984343144040 (necklace) and 947678164466 (bracelet) printed on the back label.
Sold at: Daiso retail stores in Washington State from October 2007 through December 2007 for about $2.
Manufactured in: South Korea
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the jewelry from young children and return the item to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Daiso LLC toll-free at (866) 768-4620 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.daisollc.com
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