Friday, July 4, 2008

Children's Jewelry Recalled by Bead Bazaar USA Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

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: "It's a Girl Thing" Bracelets, Necklaces, and Phone Charms

Units: About 13,000

Distributor: Bead Bazaar USA Inc., of Rockville, Md.

Hazard: 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. Description: 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.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bead Bazaar USA at (800) 838-1769 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.beadkit.com

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