|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 659-7026
Children's Jewelry Sold Exclusively at Kmart Recalled by Crimzon Rose Accessories 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 "Kidsite" Necklace and Earring Sets
Units: About 6,000
Importer: Crimzon Rose Accessories, of North Providence, R.I.
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 children's necklace and earring sets have birthstones made of plastic gemstones in various colors. The pendants on the necklaces are shaped like flowers on a silver-colored chain. The matching pierced earrings have round birthstones. The month of the birthstone and "Kidsite" are printed on the front of the products' packaging. Kmart is printed on the back.
Sold exclusively at: Kmart stores nationwide from October 2001 through December 2006 for about $5.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled product away from children and return it to any Kmart store to receive one of three free children's jewelry sets.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kmart at (800) 659-7026 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit Kmart's Web site at www.kmart.com
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