|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 541-2229
Firm's Media Contact: Steve Feldstein, (310) 369-5369
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: Metal Charms (enclosed with certain DVDs)
Units: About 730,000
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The recalled charms contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description and Models: The recalled silver-colored metal charms were included as a free giveaway in certain Shirley Temple movie DVDs in specially marked pink boxes. Some DVD boxes contain only charms. Others contain charm bracelets with charms. The charms come in various shapes including animals, hats, treble clefs, and lollipops. The DVD boxes are marked with "Bonus Charm Bracelet Inside," or "Bonus Charm Inside." Charms sold with the following DVD titles are included in this recall.
|Little Miss Broadway|
|Shirley Temple Collection Vol. 1 (with above three titles)|
|Baby Take a Bow|
|Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm|
|Shirley Temple Collection Vol. 2 (with above three titles)|
|The Little Colonel|
|The Littlest Rebel|
|Shirley Temple Collection Vol. 3 (with above three titles)|
Sold at: Retail stores that sell DVDs, by Web retailers, and direct mail from August 2005 through April 2006 for about $15 for single DVDs and about $30 for gift box collections of three DVDs
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled charms away from children and contact the firm for information on how to return the charms only, and to receive a free DVD.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fox Home Entertainment toll-free at (877) 541-2229 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dvdcharmrecall.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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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Phone: (301) 504-7908
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