Children's Metal Jewelry Recalled by Buy-Rite Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2007
Release #08-095
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 777-7952
CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Children's Metal Jewelry Recalled by Buy-Rite 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: Sparkle City Charm Bracelets and Tack Pin Sets

Units: About 43,000

Importer: Buy-Rite Designs Inc., of Freehold, NJ

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 charm bracelets have silver-colored star and butterfly charms, and clear and pink beads that hang from a silver-colored chain. The tack pins are silver butterflies or stars with clear and pink beads.

Sold at: Big Lots stores nationwide from August 2005 through April 2007 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund. If unable to return it to the stores, contact Buy-Rite for information on how to receive a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Buy-Rite at (888) 777-7952 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.buyriteinc.com

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

Picture of Recalled Sparkle City Charm Bracelet and Tack Pin Set