|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2004
Release # 04-090
|Company Phone Number: (800) 967-3048|
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: Children's Rings
Units: 1 Million
Manufacturer: Brand Imports LLC, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Hazard: The rings contain high levels of lead, posing a risk of lead poisoning to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The metal rings are silver in color with shapes including hearts and stars, with slashes of colored paint.
Sold at: Vending machines in malls, discount department and grocery stores nationwide from December 2002 through August 2003 for about 25 cents.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should throw the ring away or contact the company for more information.
Consumer Contact: Brand Imports LLC at (800) 967-3048 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– 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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