|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2010
|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 Products: "Love Tester" Mood Rings and Necklaces
Units: About 19,000 Rings and 4,000 Necklaces
Importer: D&D Distributing-Wholesale Inc., of Tacoma, Wash.
Hazard: The metal rings and necklaces contain 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 a mood necklace which is 18 inches in length and an adjustable ring. The products change colors when the user's "mood" changes. "Love Tester" and "Are You In the Mood" are labeled on the products' packaging. The products are sold separately.
Sold at: Small retail stores nationwide from September 2005 through June 2010 for about $4.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return to the store where purchased to receive a full refund or replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact D&D Distributing-Wholesale at (800) 262-9435 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.dddist.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related 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 injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.