Friday, March 12, 2010

CPSC Issues Warning on Children's Winter and Holiday-Themed Charm Bracelets with High Levels of Cadmium

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers about the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using the products immediately.

Name of Product: Children's Metal Charm Bracelets

Units: Unknown

Importer: Buy-Rite Designs, of Freehold, N.J. (The firm is no longer in business.)

Hazard: The bracelets contain high levels of cadmium. Laboratory analysis determined that following a 24-hour incubation in simulated stomach acid, over 20,000 micrograms of cadmium were released from the snowman alone. Cadmium can be toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer brand children's Christmas and winter-themed bracelets. The two styles involved in this notice are the Bumble Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The bracelets were sold with winter and Christmas-themed charms including a snowman, Christmas tree, candy cane and snowflake.

Sold at: Discount and dollar-type stores nationwide between 2006 and March 2009 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this recalled jewelry away from children and dispose of the jewelry.

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