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

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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2010
Release #10-227
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 859-9281

 

 

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