|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2006
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Children's Necklaces Recalled 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 and Diva Necklaces
Units: About 51,600 necklaces
Importer: Really Useful Products Inc., of Darien, 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 Mood Necklaces are multi-colored pendants shaped as hearts, moons, shamrocks, spiders, butterflies and lizards that hang from a black chord. The packaging is a black cardboard wrapped in plastic with "Mood Necklace" printed on the front and "Item # JW41001" and "UPC number 898846410011" printed on a sticker on the back. The recalled Diva Necklaces consist of pendants shaped as the words "ANGEL" or "Diva" that hang from a black chord. The packaging is pink cardboard with "Hand Painted" and "Diva Necklace" printed on the front, and "Item # 21800020" and "UPC number 898846200186" printed on the back.
Sold by: Children's, dollar, and discount stores nationwide from September 2004 through November 2006 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 for a full refund or contact Really Useful Products for information on how to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Really Useful Products toll-free at (888) 484-3444 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ruproducts.com
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