|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (638) 638-1537
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: Makit & Bakit Jewelry Sets and Suncatcher Sets
Units: About 70,000
Importer: QuinCrafts, of Dexter, Mich.
Hazard: The clasps on some of the 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 recall includes QuinCrafts products containing children's jewelry. Only items with the following item numbers printed on the back of the packaging are included in the recall:
|Makit & Bakit 5-Piece Jewelry Set||55256|
|Makit & Bakit Charm Bracelet Sets||41671|
|Makit & Bakit Bracelet & Necklace Set||55106|
|Makit & Bakit Charm Bracelet Set||55100|
|Makit & Bakit Garden Delux Suncatcher Set||43131|
|Disney Makit & Bakit Fairies Charm Bracelet||50083|
|Disney Makit & Bakit Princess Charm Bracelet||50694|
The children's jewelry was sold in a variety of sets that contained necklace, bracelet and earring or ring combinations.
Sold at: AC Moore, CVS, LTD Commodities, Marshall's/TJ Maxx, Michaels Corp. and other toy and independent craft supply stores nationwide from August 2007 through March 2008 for about $2.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from young children and contact QuinCrafts for a replacement jewelry set.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact QuinCrafts at (800) 366-4660 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.quincrafts.com/recall
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