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Children's Necklaces Recalled for Lead Poisoning Hazard [05/06/2006]

Children's Necklaces Recalled for 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 Necklaces

Units: About 55,000

Importer: Selected Trading Corp., of Miami, Fla.

Hazard: The recalled necklaces contain high levels of lead, posing a serious risk of lead poisoning and adverse health effects to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None

Description: The recalled choker-style necklaces are silver-colored hearts, crosses and clovers that hang from a blue, maroon or black velvety cord. The jewelry's packaging is white cardboard with "In Style" printed on the front, and UPC number 041838140766 on the back.

Sold at: Dollar General Stores from January 2003 through December 2005 for about $1.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately return the recalled jewelry to the nearest Dollar General Store for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar General at (800) 336-6292, visit the firm's Web site at www.selected-trading.com or e-mail the firm at mrubin@selected-trading.com

To view this recall online, please visit our website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06150.html


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