Children's Metal Jewelry Recalled By WeGlow International Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2007
Release #08-044

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 934-5692
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Children's Metal Jewelry Recalled By WeGlow International 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: WeGlow Children’s Metal Jewelry

Units: About 110,000

Importer: WeGlow International, of Virginia Beach, Va.

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: This recall involves WeGlow children’s flashing rings. The character-themed rings were sold in Shrek the Third® and Spiderman 3® designs. The rings have item number 920422 printed on back of the packaging.

Sold exclusively at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Express, Greenbacks and Only $1 stores nationwide from December 2005 through August 2007 for $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this jewelry away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact WeGlow toll-free at (866) 934-5692 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.weglow.com

Picture of Recalled WeGlow Children’s Metal Jewelry