|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 678-9258
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: Necklace and Earring Sets
Units: About 455,000
Importer: Dollar General Corp., of Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Hazard: The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The flower necklace and earring set features a floral design in four color variations: yellow, orange, pink and purple. The purse necklace and earring set features a dangling purse charm in black, red, blue, orange, pink or purple. The corded swirl necklace and earring set features a twisted metal swirl pattern hanging from a black, blue or purple cord. The faux amber necklace and earring set features a large faux amber gem cut in a heart or cross shape. The 5-strand bead necklace and earring set were sold in four color variations: orange, purple, blue and multi-color.
Sold at: Dollar General Stores nationwide from May 2005 through August 2005 for between $1 and $3.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled jewelry away from children immediately and return to Dollar General stores for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar General at (800) 678-9258 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dollargeneral.com
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