Tween Brands Recalls Children's Metal Jewelry Due to High Levels of Cadmium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2010
Release #10-297
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 934-4497
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Tween Brands Recalls Children's Metal Jewelry Due to High Levels of Cadmium

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: Metal Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings

Units: About 137,000

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

Hazard: The children's metal jewelry contains high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves 19 different styles of children's metal necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Styles and shapes of the jewelry include hearts, heart locks, butterflies, cupcakes, peace signs and crowns. Some jewelry contains the words "Best," "Friends" or "Forever" and/or "BFF." Only style numbers listed below are included in this recall. The style number is included on the jewelry's packaging.

Style Photo Style Photo
Justice Butterfly
Earrings
Style #5837
alt=Picture of Justice Butterfly Earrings Style #5837 Justice Cupcake
Earrings (White)
Style #5469
Picture of Justice Cupcake Earrings (White) Style #5469
Justice Cupcake
Earrings (Dark Pink)
Style #5814
Picture of Justice Cupcake Earrings (Dark Pink) Style #5814 Justice Cupcake
Earrings (Light Pink)
Style #5758
Picture of Justice Cupcake Earrings (Light Pink) Style #5758
Justice Cupcake
Earrings (Brown)
Style #5467
Picture of Justice Cupcake Earrings (Brown) Style #5467 Justice Cupcake
Earrings (Light Blue)
Style #5759
Picture of Justice Cupcake Earrings (Light Blue) Style #5759

 

Style Photo
Justice "BFF"
Bracelet
Style #3609
Picture of Justice "BFF" Bracelet Style #3609
Justice "BFF"
Bracelet
Style #5778
Picture of Justice "BFF" Bracelet Style #5778
Justice "BFF"
Bracelet
Style #5782
Picture of Justice "BFF" Bracelet Style #5782

 

Style Photo Style Photo
Justice Heart Lock
Necklace
Style #6905
Picture of Justice Heart Lock Necklace Style #6905 Justice Cupcake
Necklace (Light Blue)
Style #6928
Picture of Justice Cupcake Necklace (Light Blue) Style #6928
Justice Cupcake
Necklace (Royal Blue)
Style #6936
Picture of Justice Cupcake Necklace (Royal Blue) Style #6936 Justice Cupcake Necklace (Light Pink)
Style #6927
Picture of Justice Cupcake Necklace (Light Pink) Style #6927
Justice Cupcake
Necklace (White)
Style #6929
Picture of Justice Cupcake Necklace (White) Style #6929 Justice "BFF"
Necklace
Style #6904
Picture of Justice "BFF" Necklace Style #6904
Justice Cupcake
Necklace (Dark Pink)
Style #6937
Picture of Justice Cupcake Necklace (Dark Pink) Style #6937 Justice Heart
Necklace
Style #6907
Picture of Justice Heart Necklace Style #6907
Justice Peace Sign
Necklace
Style #6912
Picture of Justice Peace Sign Necklace Style #6912 Justice Crown
Necklace
Style #6908
Picture of Justice Crown Necklace Style #6908

 

Style number location

Sold at: Justice and Limited Too stores and online at www.shopjustice.com from November 2008 through February 2010 for between $7 and $16.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to any Justice or Limited Too store for a full refund.

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