|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 832-0224
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
U.S. Toy Co. Recalls More Children’s Butterfly Necklaces Due to Lead Poisoning
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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Children’s Butterfly Necklaces
Units: About 113, 800 (an additional 29, 000 necklaces were recalled in December 2006)
Importer: U.S. Toy Co. Inc., of Grandview, MO.
Hazard: The pendant on the necklace contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled necklaces have pendants shaped as butterflies that are painted in various colors. The pendants hang from a black cord. The necklace’s package is blue cardboard with images of flowers and butterflies and the words "Butterfly Necklace" printed on the front and "Item#JA298" on the back.
Sold at: U.S. Toy Company retail stores and children’s and small discount stores nationwide and online at www.ustoy.com from August 2006 through December 2006 for about $5 per dozen.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this jewelry away from children. Consumers should return the recalled jewelry to the store where purchased for a free replacement product, or contact U.S. Toy Company for information on returning recalled necklaces purchased on the Web site.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact U.S. Toy Company at (800) 832-0224 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ustoy.com
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
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