|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 934-5692
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: WeGlow Children's Metal Jewelry
Units: About 110,000
Importer: WeGlow International, of Virginia Beach, Va.
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: This recall involves WeGlow children's flashing rings. The character-themed rings were sold in Shrek the Third® and Spiderman 3® designs. The rings have item number 920422 printed on back of the packaging.
Sold exclusively at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Express, Greenbacks and Only $1 stores nationwide from December 2005 through August 2007 for $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this jewelry away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact WeGlow toll-free at (866) 934-5692 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.weglow.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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