December 19, 2006
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Gigantic Gemstone Ring
Units: About 194,000 rings
Distributor/Importer: Celebrate Express Inc., of Kirkland, Wash.
Hazard: The recalled rings could contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.
Description: The recalled children's Gigantic Gemstone Ring toy is a silver-colored metallic ring with a large plastic gemstone. The gemstone colors include: blue, red, purple, green and clear. The rings were sold individually and as part of various party favor, costume and heirloom sets.
Sold at: Celebrate Express' Birthday Express, Costume Express and Storybook Heirloom Web sites and catalogs, and at the Birthday Express retail outlet store located in Kirkland, Wash. The recalled products were sold from October 2003 through October 2006 for about $1.50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled party favors away from children immediately and contact the company for a refund. Celebrate Express has directly contacted purchasers of the products by mail.
Consumer Contact: Call Celebrate Express at (888) 551-3995 between 4:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.celebrateexpress.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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