FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2007
Release #07-218

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 231-6083
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Children's Necklaces Recalled by GeoCentral 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: Butterfly Necklaces

Units: About 19,000

Importer: GeoCentral, of Napa, Calif.

Hazard: The metal clasp on the necklace 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 necklaces consist of a multi-colored butterfly pendant on a multi-colored seed bead 16-inch necklace. The product's packaging includes a white hang card with "GeoJewelry" printed on the front underneath "GeoCentral."

Sold at: Souvenir and gift stores nationwide from January 2006 through May 2007 for about $2.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return them to store where purchased for a full refund or contact GeoCentral for information on how to obtain a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GeoCentral at (800) 231-6083 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.geocentral.com

Picture of Recalled Butterfly Necklaces