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High Lead Levels Prompt Recall 1/2 Million Children’s Jewelry Items

High levels of lead in children’s jewelry have resulted in the voluntary recall of 500,000 children’s necklaces, bracelets and rings.  Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.


Name of product: Children’s Turquoise Rings


Units: About 300,000


Importer: Cardinal Distributing Co. Inc., of Baltimore, Md.


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


Incidents/Injuries: None reported.


Description: The silver-colored rings have a round turquoise-colored stone on top. The stone is surrounded by a band of small silver-colored balls.


Sold in: Vending machines located in malls, discount, department and grocery stores in the Baltimore, Maryland area from August 2002 through April 2007 for 25 cents.


Manufactured in: China


Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rings away from children and throw them away.


tion, call Cardinal Distributing at (800) 368-2062 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.vendingdepot.com


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Name of product: Children’s Necklaces, Bracelets and Rings


Units: About 200,000


Importer: Spandrel Sales and Marketing Inc., of Tempe, Ariz.


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: The recalled jewelry includes pendants that hang from silver-colored bracelet and necklace chains, and silver-colored rings with a charm on top. Charm shapes include silver-colored crosses, suns, moons, stars, butterflies, cupids, angels, keys, elephants, hands, cell phones, fish, and shoes.


Sold at: Vending machines located in malls, discount, department and grocery stores nationwide from February 2007 through March 2007 for 25 cents.


Manufactured in: China


Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rings and necklaces away from children and throw them away.




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