|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 231-6083
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
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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