FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2007
Release #07-129

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 528-5599
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Children's Mood Necklaces Recalled by Rhode Island Novelty 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 Mood Necklaces

Units: About 47,000

Importer: Rhode Island Novelty, of Cumberland, 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 recalled children's mood necklaces have multi-colored pendants including hearts, moons, dolphins, dragonflies, stars and butterflies that hang from a black cord. "Mood Necklace" is printed on the necklace's packaging.

Sold at: Carnivals, amusement parks, family entertainment centers, and small discount stores nationwide, and through Rhode Island Novelty's Web site, www.rinovelty.com, from August 2005 through December 2006 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this recalled jewelry away from children and return it to the store where purchased or to Rhode Island Novelty for a free replacement jewelry item.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rhode Island Novelty at (800) 528-5599 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.rinovelty.com