Wednesday, November 21, 2007

RECALL: Children's Metal Jewelry Recalled Due to Lead Exposure

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation Colossal Jewelry & Accessories Inc of New Jersey, today announced a voluntary recall about 10,400 Children’s Metal Necklaces and Bracelets. The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. The recalled metal necklaces and bracelets have silver-colored charms. Some also have colored beads. “Awesome Boutique” or “Share the Love” is printed on some of the jewelry’s packaging. The jewelry includes a necklace with a metal flower-shaped charm that hangs from a pink cord, a metal heart charm bracelet, a metal heart angel charm bracelet with colored beads, a metal bracelet with four heart charms and ruby-colored beads, necklaces with painted hearts that hang from a cord, and necklaces with tiny purses in various colors.
Sold at various discount and dollar stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2007 for about $1.
Manufactured in China, consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund. For additional information, contact Colossal Jewelry & Accessories at 888- 808-5093 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or e-mail

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