|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 548-6784
Children's Bracelets Recalled by DM Merchandising 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 "Ultra Gear" Bracelets
Units: About 86,400
Importer: DM Merchandising Inc., of Elmhurst, Ill.
Hazard: The recalled 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 bracelets are 8-inch long, silver-colored chain bands that have a 1 ? -inch long casting with assorted designs, including a snake and a sword.
Sold at: U.S. Gifts stores, dollar stores and small discount stores nationwide from July 2004 through January 2007 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this jewelry away from children. Consumers should return the recalled jewelry to the store where purchased or contact DM Merchandising for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DM Merchandising at (800) 548-6784 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dmmerchandising.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.
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