|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2004
Release # 04-090
|Company Phone Number: (800) 967-3048
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Brand Imports, LLC Announce Recall of Children's Rings
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Children's Rings
Units: 1 Million
Manufacturer: Brand Imports LLC, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Hazard: The rings contain high levels of lead, posing a risk of lead poisoning to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The metal rings are silver in color with shapes including hearts and stars, with slashes of colored paint.
Sold at: Vending machines in malls, discount department and grocery stores nationwide from December 2002 through August 2003 for about 25 cents.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should throw the ring away or contact the company for more information.
Consumer Contact: Brand Imports LLC at (800) 967-3048 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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