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Metal Charms Sold with DVDs Recalled for Toxic Lead Hazard [05/12/2006]

Metal Charms Sold with DVDs Recalled for Toxic Lead Hazard


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: Metal Charms (enclosed with certain DVDs)

Units: About 730,000

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The recalled charms contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description and Models: The recalled silver-colored metal charms were included as a free giveaway in certain Shirley Temple movie DVDs in specially marked pink boxes. Some DVD boxes contain only charms. Others contain charm bracelets with charms. The charms come in various shapes including animals, hats, treble clefs, and lollipops. The DVD boxes are marked with "Bonus Charm Bracelet Inside," or "Bonus Charm Inside." Charms sold with the following DVD titles are included in this recall.

DVD Titles
Curly Top
Little Miss Broadway
Shirley Temple Collection Vol. 1 (with above three titles)
Baby Take a Bow
Bright Eyes
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Shirley Temple Collection Vol. 2 (with above three titles)
The Little Colonel
The Littlest Rebel
Shirley Temple Collection Vol. 3 (with above three titles)

Sold at: Retail stores that sell DVDs, by Web retailers, and direct mail from August 2005 through April 2006 for about $15 for single DVDs and about $30 for gift box collections of three DVDs

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled charms away from children and contact the firm for information on how to return the charms only, and to receive a free DVD.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fox Home Entertainment toll-free at (877) 541-2229 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, or visit the firm's Web site at

To view this recall online, please visit our website at:

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