|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 321-2497
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: Skull-And-Crossbones Necklaces
Units: About 8,400
Importer: Spencer Gifts LLC, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
Hazard: The skull and metal clasp of the necklace contain high levels of lead. Lead can be toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves a necklace with a "skull-and-crossbones" symbol and a metal clasp. The skull has eleven pieces of rhinestones on its forehead and one rhinestone on both ends of the crossbones.
Sold at: Spirit Halloween and Spencer Gift stores nationwide from November 2006 to December 2008 for between $8 and $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklaces away from children and contact Spencer Gifts for a refund or exchange.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Spencer Gifts toll-free at (800) 321-2497 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.spencersonline.com or www.spirithalloween.com
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