The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Selected Trading Corp. of Miami, Florida, have announced the voluntary recall of about 55,000 ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Necklaces manufactured in China that pose a danger of lead poisoning to children. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.
The recalled necklaces contain high levels of lead, posing a serious risk of lead poisoning and adverse health effects to young children. No injuries have been reported, however.
The choker-style necklaces affected by the recall are silver-colored hearts, crosses and clovers that hang from a blue, maroon or black velvety cord. The jewelryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s packaging is white cardboard with Ã¢â‚¬Å“In StyleÃ¢â‚¬Â printed on the front, and UPC number 041838140766 on the back.
The recalled necklaces were sold at Dollar General Stores from January 2003 through December 2005 for about $1.
Consumers should immediately return the recalled jewelry to the nearest Dollar General Store for a refund.