|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2009
Release # 09-247
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 262-9435
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: "Chelsea's" Necklace and Bracelet Sets
Units: About 29,000
Importer: D&D Distributing-Wholesale Inc., of Tacoma, Wash.
Hazard: Small parts can detach from the necklace and bracelet when the elastic string break, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves two models of "Chelsea's" Necklace and Bracelet Set. These two models are "Crayon" and the "Shiny Heart" Necklace and Bracelet Set. Both models have yellow, blue, red, green, purple, and pink crayons or hearts connected by elastic string. Each set has one necklace and one bracelet.
Sold at: Retail stores and wholesalers nationwide from April 1999 through April 2009 for about $4.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklace and bracelet set away from children and contact D&D Distributing-Wholesale to exchange or refund the product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact D&D Distributing-Wholesale toll-free at (800) 262-9435 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.dddist.com
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