CPSC Announced Children’s Product Recalls Over Lead Exposure. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a variety of children’s product recalls due to high lead contents and concerns over adverse health effects. All of the items were manufactured in China.
Children’s Charm Craft Kits: Approximately 18,500 kits imported by Action Products International Inc., of Ocala, Florida have been recalled as the clasp contains high lead levels. The recall involves “Super Dooper Charms” (item #63403) and “Shoelace Charms” (item #67310) and the kits contain components such as charms, beads, wire, and clasps that are used to create necklaces, jewelry accessories, or charms that can be hooked on shoelaces, backpacks, or used as zipper pulls. The item number can be found on the back of the package. The Children’s Charm Craft Kits were sold by a variety of retailers nationwide July 2007-April 2008 and retailed for about $17 for the “Super Dooper Charms” kit and $6 for the “Shoelace Charms” kit. Consumers should immediately take the recalled product away from children and contact Action Products International for instructions on returning it for a free replacement at (800) 772-2846 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or at www.apii.com.
Recall Involves Lip Gloss, Locket And Bracelet Sets
Faded Glory” Lip Gloss, Locket, and Bracelet Sets: About 30,000 sets were imported by F.A.F. Inc., of Greenville, Rhode Island; distributed by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Arkansas; and sold for about $6 at Wal-Mart stores nationwide May 2008-June 2008 have been recalled because the lobster claw clasp on the bracelet contains high lead levels. The recalled three-piece sets contain a rectangle-shaped lip gloss container, a heart-shaped locket necklace, and a charm bracelet and includes the following items: Frog set with model number 6709-4250 and UPC number 72783357703, Monkey set with model number 6709-4251 and UPC number 72783357704, Cat set with model number 6709-4252 and UPC number 72783357705, and Faded Glory with the model and UPC numbers printed on its hangtag. Consumers should immediately take the toys away from children and return the set to any Wal-Mart store for a full refund. F.A.F. Inc. can be reached at at (800) 949-3311 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at www.faf.com.
Children’s Necklaces with Ballet Shoes Charms: Approximately 500,000 were distributed by Parragon Inc., of New York, New York and imported by Parragon Books Ltd., of United Kingdom and have been recalled because the charm’s solder may contain high lead levels. The recalled Children’s Necklaces with Ballet Shoes Charms has a silver-colored chain and charm consisting of a pair of ballet shoes and a bow. The necklace was given with the purchase of a children’s book entitled The Magical Ballet Slippers or Ballerina’s Magical Shoes (ISBN 1405411449; published by Parragon Books, Ltd.; UPC 9781405411448); Las Zapatillas Magicas de la Bailarina in Spanish (ISBN 1405448385; UPC 9781405448383); and Les Petits Chaussons Magiques in French (ISBN 1405449527; UPC 9781405449526). The toys sold at retail chains and independent bookstores nationwide January 2003-June 2008 for about $7. Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklaces away from children and contact Parragon for instructions on how to return the necklace and receive a free children’s book. Parragon is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free at (888) 480-2854 or at its Website: www.parragonrecall.com.
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