Tuesday, July 8, 2008

RECALL: Children's Jewelry By Bead Bazaar Due to Lead Exposure

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Bead Bazaar of Rockville, Maryland, on July 3rd announced a voluntary recall of 13,000 “It’s a Girl Thing” Bracelets, Necklaces, and Phone Charms. The children’s jewelry could contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. This recall involves “It’s a Girl Thing” metal necklaces, bracelets, and phone charms. The jewelry features a variety of charms including flowers, shoes, letters and butterflies. “It’s a Girl Thing” is printed on the packaging along with the UPC numbers 633870018419 (bracelet), 633870018426 (necklace), and 633870018433 (phone charm).
Sold at retailers nationwide from February 2006 through June 2008 for about $6 and manufactured in China.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. For additional information, contact Bead Bazaar USA at 800- 838-1769 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit http://www.beadkit.com/


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