|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2010
Release # 10-153
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 288-2397
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 Bangles
Units: About 1,200
Importer: Chandigarh Fashion Inc., of Flushing, N.Y.
Hazard: The surface coating on the bracelets contains high levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves children's bangle bracelets. The bracelets which were sold in packets of 24, are gold with stripes of either red, maroon, black, orange or green.
Sold at: Chandigarh Fashion stores in Flushing, N.Y. and Sonia Selections stores in Chicago, Ill. from May 2007 through August 2008 for about $2.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets from children and return the bracelets to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Chandigarh Fashion toll-free at (877) 288-2397 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday or visit the firm's web site at www.nychandigarhfashion.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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