Wednesday, November 21, 2007

RECALL: Metal Jewelry Sold Ay Family Dollar Stores Due to Lead Exposure

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Family Dollar Stores of Charlotte, North Carolina, today announced a voluntary recall about 205,000 Rachel Rose and Distinctly Basics Assorted Metal Jewelry. The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
The recalled jewelry was sold under the Rachel Rose and Distinctly Basics brands and includes key rings and pins with religious themes (crosses and fish symbols), key rings with "Mom" and cheerleader charms; bracelets with charms like handbags, flip flops, hearts, dresses, and flowers; silver-colored rings with designs or stones in a variety of colors; clutchless hoop earrings with decorations such as butterflies; and filigree and long drop earrings with stones in a variety of colors.
Sold at Family Dollar stores nationwide from January 2003 through August 2007 for between $.50 and $2. A complete list of the recalled jewelry can be found at
Manufactured in China, consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to a Family Dollar store for a full refund. For additional information, contact Family Dollar at 800-547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit

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