Recalls 7/11

1.  Parragon Books Recalls Children’s Necklaces Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

2.  Shoelace and Necklace Children’s Charms Recalled by Action Products International Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

3. Lip Gloss and Jewelry Sets Sold Exclusively at Wal-Mart Recalled by F.A.F. Inc. Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

******************************

**************************

1.  Parragon Books Recalls Children’s Necklaces Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2008
Release #08-326

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 480-2854
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Parragon Books Recalls Children’s Necklaces 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.

Name of Product: Children’s Necklaces with Ballet Shoes Charms

Units: About 500,000

Distributor: Parragon Inc., New York, New York

Importer: Parragon Books Ltd., of United Kingdom

Hazard: Solder on the charm of the necklace may contain high levels of lead, which if ingested by young children can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

Description: The recalled necklace has a silver-colored chain with a silver-colored charm consisting of a pair of ballet shoes and a bow. The necklace was provided with the purchase of a children’s book entitled, The Magical Ballet Slippers (alternatively titled Ballerina’s Magical Shoes), ISBN 1405411449, published by Parragon Books, Ltd. UPC 9781405411448 is printed on the back of the book. Spanish version, Las zapatillas magicas de la bailarina ISBN 1405448385; UPC 9781405448383. French version, Les petits chaussons magiques ISBN 1405449527; UPC 9781405449526.

Sold at: Retail chains and independent bookstores nationwide from January 2003 through June 2008 for about $7.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklaces away from children and contact Parragon for instructions on how to return the necklace and receive a free children’s book.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Parragon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free at (888) 480-2854, or visit the firm’s Web site: www.parragonrecall.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08326.html

********************************************************

2.  Shoelace and Necklace Children’s Charms Recalled by Action Products International Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2008
Release #08-327

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 772-2846
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Shoelace and Necklace Children’s Charms Recalled by Action Products International 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.

Name of Product: Children’s Charm Craft Kits

Units: 18,500 units

Importer: Action Products International Inc., of Ocala, Fla.

Hazard: The clasp in the charm craft kits 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 “Super Dooper Charms” (item #63403) and “Shoelace Charms” (item #67310) children’s charm craft kits. The craft kits contain components (i.e., charms, beads, wire, clasps) to assemble necklaces, jewelry accessories, or charms that can be hooked on shoelaces, backpacks, or used as zipper pulls. The item number can be found on the back of the package.

Sold through: Various retailers nationwide from July 2007 through April 2008 for about $17 for the “Super Dooper Charms” kit and $6 for the “Shoelace Charms” kit.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled product away from children and contact Action Products International for instructions on returning it for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Action Products International at (800) 772-2846 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s Web site at www.apii.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08327.html

********************************************************

3.  Lip Gloss and Jewelry Sets Sold Exclusively at Wal-Mart Recalled by F.A.F. Inc. Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2008
Release #08-329

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 949-3311
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Lip Gloss and Jewelry Sets Sold Exclusively at Wal-Mart Recalled by F.A.F. Inc. 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.

Name of Product: “Faded Glory” Lip Gloss, Locket, and Bracelet Sets

Units: 30,000

Importer: F.A.F. Inc., of Greenville, R.I.

Distributer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Hazard: The lobster claw clasp on the bracelet contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled three-piece sets contain a rectangle-shaped lip gloss container, a heart-shaped locket necklace, and a charm bracelet. The following models are included in the recall:

Item | Model Number | UPC
Frog Set | 6709-4250 | 72783357703
Monkey Set | 6709-4251 | 72783357704
Cat Set | 6709-4252 | 72783357705

“Faded Glory”, the model number, and UPC are printed on the product’s hangtag.

Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from May 2008 through June 2008 for about $6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the bracelet away from children and return the set to any Wal-Mart store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact F.A.F. Inc. at (800) 949-3311 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.faf.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08329.html

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: