|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 368-2062
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
900,000 Children's Necklaces and Charm Bracelets Recalled by Cardinal Distributing 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 Charm Bracelets and "Sportswear" Necklaces
Units: About 900,000
Importer: Cardinal Distributing Co., of Baltimore, Md.
Hazard: The paint on this 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 recalled necklaces have sports-themed pendants including blue or green basketballs, yellow stars, "01," and "Perfect 10." The pendants hang from a black cord. The bracelets include green or pink painted heart-shaped charms and silver-colored charms shaped as suns, moons, stars, padlocks, keys, rattles, and fishbones.
Sold in: Vending machines located in malls, discount, department and grocery stores nationwide from January 2006 through April 2007 for 25 cents.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklaces and charm bracelets away from children and discard them.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cardinal Distributing Co. Inc. at (800) 368-2062 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.vendingdepot.com
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