Note: The firm is no longer in business. Consumers should throw the jewelry away.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2003
Release # 03-178
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Toy Necklaces
Units: 1.4 million
Manufacturer: L.M. Becker & Co. Inc., of Kimberly, Wis.
Hazard: The necklace's pendant contains high levels of lead, posing a risk of poisoning to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received one report of a child who swallowed the necklace's pendant, which reportedly resulted in high blood lead levels.
Description: The necklaces consist of a 10-inch black cord with a 7/8- inch-diameter gray metal pendant. The metal pendant has assorted symbols on one side.
Sold from: Vending machines in malls, discount department and grocery stores nationwide from March 2002 through April 2003 for about 50 cents.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: The firm is no longer in business and a remedy is no longer available. Consumers should throw the jewelry away.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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