Claire's Recalls Children's Metal Charm Bracelets Due to High Levels of Cadmium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2010
Release #10-227
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 859-9281
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Claire's Recalls Children's Metal Charm Bracelets Due to High Levels of Cadmium

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: "Best Friends" Charm Bracelet Sets

Units: About 19,000

Importer: Claire's Boutiques Inc., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Manufacturer: Dae Yeon Industries Corp., of China

Hazard: The heart lock charms attached to the bracelets contain high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The "Best Friends" three bracelet sets are silver-colored chains with metal pendants containing one of the words "Best," "Friends" or "Forever" and heart lock and key charms with different colored stones.

Sold exclusively at: Claire's stores nationwide from February 2009 through January 2010 for about $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets away from children and return the heart lock charms or the entire bracelets to any Claire's for a full refund or replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Claire's toll-free at (866) 859-9281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.claires.com

Picture of Recalled charm bracelet