May 12, 2005
Release #05-171
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 678-9258


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: Heart-Shaped Pendant

Units: About 80,000

Distributor/Retailer: Dollar General Corp., of Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Hazard: The recalled heart-shaped pendant contains high levels of lead, posing a serious risk of lead poisoning to young children. Lead poisoning in children is associated with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, hearing problems and growth retardation.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The heart-shaped pendant is silver-colored, ribbed on the front, hollow on the back, and hangs on a pink suede cord with a silver-colored clasp.

Sold at: Dollar General stores nationwide from May 2003 through April 2005 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these necklaces away from children immediately and return them to Dollar General stores for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Dollar General at (800) 678-9258 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at

Picture of Recalled Pendant