|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 736-1941
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: Disney Princess Bracelet Keyrings
Units: About 145,000
Importer: Monogram International Inc., of Pinellas Park, Fla.
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 "Bracelet Keyring" is a pink plastic keyring attached to a bracelet which consists of pink and white beads or red and white beads, a metal pendant and metal dividers between the beads. It was sold under the brand Disney Princess. "Item #24405" and "Made In China" are printed on the back of the packaging.
Sold at: Various retailers including Walgreen and Wal-Mart nationwide from November 2003 through June 2005 for about $3.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these recalled bracelet keyrings away from children immediately and return them to Monogram International for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact Monogram International at (800) 736-1941 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at www.monogramdirect.com to receive instructions for returning the keyrings.
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