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

Picture of Recalled Children's Bangles