|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 457-3545
Children's Necklaces Sold Exclusively at Accessories Palace Recalled by United Imports 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 3,600
Importer: United Imports Inc., of Flushing, N.Y.
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 necklaces are multi-colored pendants shaped as hearts, crosses, moons, feet, stars, dolphins, shamrocks, teardrops, spiders, flip-flop sandals and butterflies that hang from a black cord. "Mood Necklace" is printed on the front of the packaging and Item #AP-R428 is printed on a sticker on the back of the packaging.
Sold exclusively at: Accessories Palace in Lake Worth, Fla., and the Accessories Palace Web site, www.accessoriespalace.com, from September 2006 through February 2007 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children. Consumers should return the recalled jewelry to the Accessories Palace store for a full refund. If unable to return it to the store or if purchased through the Web site, contact United Imports Inc. for information on how to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact United Imports Inc. at (800) 457-3545 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.unitedimports.com
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