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900,000 Children's Necklaces and Charm Bracelets Recalled [05/05/2007]

CPSC - 900,000 Children's Necklaces and Charm Bracelets Recalled by Cardinal Distributing Co. Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

CPSC

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.

Name of product: Children's Charm Bracelets and "Sportswear" Necklaces

Units: About 900,000

Importer: Cardinal Distributing Co., of Baltimore, Md.

Hazard: The paint on this jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled necklaces have sports-themed pendants including blue or green basketballs, yellow stars, "01," and "Perfect 10." The pendants hang from a black cord. The bracelets include green or pink painted heart-shaped charms and silver-colored charms shaped as suns, moons, stars, padlocks, keys, rattles, and fishbones.

Sold in: Vending machines located in malls, discount, department and grocery stores nationwide from January 2006 through April 2007 for 25 cents.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklaces and charm bracelets away from children and discard them.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cardinal Distributing Co. Inc. at (800) 368-2062 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.vendingdepot.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07157.html






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