|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 336-6292
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: Children's Necklaces
Units: About 55,000
Importer: Selected Trading Corp., of Miami, Fla.
Hazard: The recalled necklaces contain high levels of lead, posing a serious risk of lead poisoning and adverse health effects to young children.
Description: The recalled choker-style necklaces are silver-colored hearts, crosses and clovers that hang from a blue, maroon or black velvety cord. The jewelry's packaging is white cardboard with "In Style" printed on the front, and UPC number 041838140766 on the back.
Sold at: Dollar General Stores from January 2003 through December 2005 for about $1.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately return the recalled jewelry to the nearest Dollar General Store for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Selected Trading at (800) 336-6292, visit the firm's Web site at www.selected-trading.com or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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