FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2006
Release #07-054
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 528-5599
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Children's "Powerpuff Girls" 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 Powerpuff Girls necklaces

Units: About 48,000

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 necklaces are multi-colored metal pendants that hang from a black cord. The pendants are in the shape of the head of one of three "Powerpuff Girls" cartoon characters. The packaging consists of purple cardboard with the three Powerpuff Girls cartoon characters and the words "CARTOON NETWORK" and "THE POWERPUFF GIRLS" printed on both sides.

Sold at: Carnivals, amusement parks, family entertainment centers, small discount stores nationwide and at www.rinovelty.com,from March 2003 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 replacement or contact Rhode Island Novelty for information on how to receive a replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rhode Island Novelty at 1-800-528-5599 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.rinovelty.com

 

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