Lead Recalls > Claire's Recalls Children's Metal Necklaces Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 859-9281
Claire's Recalls Children's Metal Necklaces Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: Best Friends Yin Yang Necklaces Sets
Units: About 67,000
Importer: Claire’s Boutiques Inc., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Hazard: The recalled necklaces 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 a set of two necklaces that have a silver-colored metal bead type chain and a lobster-claw clasp. One of the necklaces has a single, metal pendant with the word “Best” attached to a black, yin metal pendant. The other necklace has the word “Friends” attached to a white, yang metal pendant.
Sold at: Claire’s stores nationwide from April 2007 through August 2008 for about $8.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled products away from children and return them to any Claire’s store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Claire’s at (866) 859-9281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web sites at www.claires.com
Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the Illinois Attorney General.