|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 480-2854
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 Necklaces with Ballet Shoes Charms
Units: About 500,000
Distributor: Parragon Inc., New York, New York
Importer: Parragon Books Ltd., of United Kingdom
Hazard: Solder on the charm of the necklace may contain high levels of lead, which if ingested by young children can cause adverse health effects.
Description: The recalled necklace has a silver-colored chain with a silver-colored charm consisting of a pair of ballet shoes and a bow. The necklace was provided with the purchase of a children's book entitled, The Magical Ballet Slippers (alternatively titled Ballerina's Magical Shoes), ISBN 1405411449, published by Parragon Books, Ltd. UPC 9781405411448 is printed on the back of the book. Spanish version, Las zapatillas magicas de la bailarina ISBN 1405448385; UPC 9781405448383. French version, Les petits chaussons magiques ISBN 1405449527; UPC 9781405449526.
Sold at: Retail chains and independent bookstores nationwide from January 2003 through June 2008 for about $7.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklaces away from children and contact Parragon for instructions on how to return the necklace and receive a free children's book.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Parragon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free at (888) 480-2854, or visit the firm's Web site: www.parragonrecall.com
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