CPSC And Amscan Recall Bracelet, Necklace Party Favor Toys

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell

December 19, 1994

(301) 504-6815

Release # 95-045

 

CPSC And Amscan Recall Bracelet, Necklace Party Favor Toys

Washington, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Amscan Inc. of Harrison, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 6,000 party favors bracelets (six in a pack), model number 39231, and 24,000 party favors necklaces (five in a pack), model number 39116.

CPSC testing found that the beads can come off the bracelets and necklaces, which could result in young children inhaling the beads into their lungs. To date, neither Amscan nor CPSC has received reports of accidents or injuries associated with the bracelets or necklaces.

The six bracelets each have 10 red, yellow, purple, green, and orange shaped hearts that are separated by 10 small white beads. The hearts and beads are strung together on a white elastic cord, which makes the bracelets easy to slip on-and-off a young child's wrist. The five necklaces each have two alternating colored beads, pink and white, green and yellow, red and white, blue and red, and pink and green, which are strung together on a white thread and are also easy for young children to slip on-and-off.

Amscan distributed the recalled bracelets, which sold for $3.00 per package, from January 1993 through August 1994. The recalled necklaces, which sold for $2.00 per package, were distributed from January 1990 through November 1994. Both bracelets and necklaces were sold nationwide at Party City, Party Fair, and Zam's stores.

Consumers can identify the plastic blister packages in which the bracelets were sold by the labeling which reads, in part, "PARTY FAVORS, BABIOLES DE FETES, 6 Bracelets. . . AMSCAN Harrison, NY 10528. . . Made in China." Consumers can identify the necklace plastic blister packages which read, in part, "PARTY FAVORS, BABIOLES DE FETES, 5 NECKLACES-Colliers. . . AMSCAN Inc., . . . Made in China."

Consumers should take the bracelets and necklaces away from young children immediately and return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund. Consumers with any questions can call Amscan Inc. at (800) 284-4333 for more information.