Dollar Tree Stores Inc. Recalls Children's Jewelry Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2007
Release #08-045

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 876-8077
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Dollar Tree Stores Inc. Recalls Children's Jewelry Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

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: Beary Cute, Expressions, and Sassy & Chic Children’s Metal Jewelry

Units: About 198,000

Importer: Greenbrier International, Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.

Hazard: The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Beary Cute, Expressions, and Sassy & Chic children’s jewelry with items number 855589, 873091, 873097, or 903950. The item number can be found on the reverse of the packaging.

NameType of JewelryItem Number
Beary Cute Pierced earrings with jewelry like studs
and hanging earrings with bears, hearts
and flowers
855589
Expressions Necklaces with beads and pendants 873091 or 873097
Sassy & Chic Girl’s bracelets and charms 903950

Sold at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Express, Greenbacks and Only $1 stores nationwide from December 2005 through July 2007 for $1.

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 refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc. at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.dollartree.com

Picture of Recalled Children’s Metal Jewelry

Picture of Recalled Children’s Metal Jewelry

Picture of Recalled Children’s Metal Jewelry