|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (808) 923-3660
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 Jewelry
Units: About 12,800
Importer: Aloha 808 Trading, of Honolulu, Hawaii
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 eight styles of silver-colored metal jewelry: flower ear ring, three flower pendant, necklace with red flower and metal leaf pendant, and miniature sandals in aqua, purple, green, orange and turquoise.
Sold at: Small retail stores and kiosks in Honolulu, Hawaii from April 2008 through November 2008 for between $2 and $5.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled jewelry and contact Aloha 808 Trading for a refund or exchange.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Aloha 808 Trading collect at (808) 923-3660 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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