FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2007
Release #08-093
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 808-5093
CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Children's Metal Jewelry Recalled by Colossal Jewelry & Accessories Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

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 Metal Necklaces and Bracelets

Units: About 10,400

Manufacturer: Colossal Jewelry & Accessories Inc., of Maywood, N.J.

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 metal necklaces and bracelets have silver-colored charms. Some also have colored beads. "Awesome Boutique" or "Share the Love" is printed on some of the jewelry's packaging. The jewelry includes a necklace with a metal flower-shaped charm that hangs from a pink cord, a metal heart charm bracelet, a metal heart angel charm bracelet with colored beads, a metal bracelet with four heart charms and ruby-colored beads, necklaces with painted hearts that hang from a cord, and necklaces with tiny purses in various colors.

Sold at: Various discount and dollar stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2007 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Colossal Jewelry & Accessories at (888) 808-5093 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at colosssaljewelry@comcast.net

Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the New York State Attorney General's Office.

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