Children's Necklaces, CD and MP3 Players Sold at Limited Too and Justice Stores Recalled by Tween Brands Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2008
Release #09-003

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 934-4497
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Children's Necklaces, CD and MP3 Players Sold at Limited Too and Justice Stores Recalled by Tween Brands Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

 

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 Products: Children’s Ball and Heart Necklaces, Portable CD and MP3 Players

Units: About 12,000

Importer: Tween Brands Inc., of New Albany, Ohio

Hazard: Surface coatings on these products could contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves a Ball and Heart Necklace with pink beads of varying sizes and a pink heart located in the center; a Portable CD Player with flowers and dots available in blue and pink; a pink MP3 Player with purple, green, blue, yellow, and red hearts; and a light blue MP3 Player with a picture of a monkey’s face on the front.

Sold at: Limited Too and Justice retail stores nationwide, the Limited Too catazine (catalog), and on www.limitedtoo.com from May 2007 through August 2008. The Ball and Heart Necklace sold for about $8, the Portable CD Players sold for about $25, and the MP3 Players sold for about $55.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled products away from children and return them to any Limited Too or Justice store for a full refund and a coupon for a 15% discount off a future purchase.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Tween Brands at (800) 934-4497 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web sites at www.limitedtoo.com and www.shopjustice.com

 

The Ball and Heart Necklace was sold at Limited Too retail stores:

 

 

Picture of Recalled Children’s Ball and Heart Necklaces, Portable CD and MP3 Player

 

The CD Players were sold through the Limited Too website and catazine (catalog):

 

Picture of Recalled Children’s Ball and Heart Necklaces, Portable CD and MP3 Player

 

The MP3 Players were sold at Justice retail stores:

 

Picture of Recalled Children’s Ball and Heart Necklaces, Portable CD and MP3 Player