Pendants and Candle Charms Recalled Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2008
Release #08-390

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 249-7639
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Pendants and Candle Charms Recalled 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: Fairy Dust Pendants and Candle Charms

Units: About 57,000

Importer: Benjamin International, of Middlebury, Conn.

Hazard: The recalled metal pendants and charms 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 pewter pendants were sold in a collection of 12 pendants. The pendants were sold separately and on candles of various colors and scents.

Sold at: Gift shops nationwide from February 2004 through February 2008 for between $6 and $8 for the pendants and between $12 and $15 for the charms with candles.

Manufactured in: Hong Kong

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these pendants/charms and contact Benjamin International to receive a free replacement pendant/charm.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Benjamin International toll-free at (888) 249-7639 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.benjamininternational.com

 

Picture of Recalled Fairy Dust Candle Charms

 

Picture of Recalled Fairy Dust Pendant