Note: This recall has been reannounced.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2006
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 832-0224
Children's Butterfly Necklaces Recalled by U.S. Toy Co. Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
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 Butterfly Necklaces
Units: About 29,000
Manufacturer: U.S. Toy Co. Inc., of Grandview, Mo.
Hazard: The clasps on the necklaces contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled necklaces are silver-colored with multi-colored pendants shaped as butterflies. The pendant hangs from a silver-colored chain. The necklaces' packaging is pink and purple cardboard with "Butterfly Necklace" printed on the front and "Item #JA442" on the back.
Sold by: U.S. Toy Co. retail stores, at www.ustoy.com, children's, and small discount stores nationwide from October 2005 through November 2006 for about $4 per dozen.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return the necklaces to the store where purchased for a free replacement product, or contact U.S. Toy Company for information on returning recalled necklaces purchased on the Web site.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact U.S. Toy Co. Inc. at (800) 832-0224 between 8:30am and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ustoy.com
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