|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 772-2846
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 Charm Craft Kits
Units: 18,500 units
Importer: Action Products International Inc., of Ocala, Fla.
Hazard: The clasp in the charm craft kits 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 "Super Dooper Charms" (item #63403) and "Shoelace Charms" (item #67310) children's charm craft kits. The craft kits contain components (i.e., charms, beads, wire, clasps) to assemble necklaces, jewelry accessories, or charms that can be hooked on shoelaces, backpacks, or used as zipper pulls. The item number can be found on the back of the package.
Sold through: Various retailers nationwide from July 2007 through April 2008 for about $17 for the "Super Dooper Charms" kit and $6 for the "Shoelace Charms" kit.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled product away from children and contact Action Products International for instructions on returning it for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Action Products International at (800) 772-2846 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.apii.com
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