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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Recalls of toy jewelry products from China

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March 23, 2006 Release #06-119 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 994-6260 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908Reebok Recalls Bracelet Linked to Child's Lead Poisoning Death

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, incooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntaryrecall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop usingrecalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Reebok Heart-Shaped Charm Bracelets Units: About 300,000
Importer: Reebok International Ltd., of Canton, Mass.Hazard: The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead, posing a riskof lead poisoning and adverse health effects to young children.Incidents/Injuries: Reebok has received a report of a death caused bylead poisoning of a 4-year-old child from Minneapolis, Minn. The childreportedly swallowed a piece from one of these bracelets.
Description: The recall involves an 8-inch long metal bracelet with aheart-shaped charm. The name "Reebok" is engraved on the one side of thecharm. The charm bracelet was provided as a free gift with the purchaseof various styles of children's footwear. Sold at: Major shoe stores nationwide from May 2004 through March 2006.The manufacturer's retail price of the shoes ranged between $33 and $50.

Manufactured in: ChinaRemedy: Consumers should immediately take the charm bracelets away fromchildren and dispose of the entire bracelet.Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Reebok at (800)994-6260 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visitReebok's Web site at www.reebok.comTo view this recall online, please visit our website at:
https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06119.html

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 23, 2006 Release #06-118 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 876-8077 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Dollar Tree Stores Inc. Toy Jewelry Recalled for Lead Poisoning Hazardto Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, incooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntaryrecall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop usingrecalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Dollar Tree Mood Necklace and Ring, Glow-in-the DarkNecklace and Ring, and UV Necklace and Ring Units: About 580,000Importer: Dollar Tree Distribution Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.Hazard: The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead, posing aserious risk of lead poisoning and adverse health effects to youngchildren.Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: The rings are silver in color, adjustable, and have one ofa variety of designs with a toy "gem" in the center. The necklaces havea black string with silver colored clasps and a silver charm with a"gem" in the center. The following are printed on the charms' packaging:"Mood Necklace," Mood Ring," "Glow in the Dark Necklace," "Glow in theDark Ring," "UV Necklace" or "UV Ring." The "UV" jewelry packagingreads, "The Sun's Energy Will Change The Color." On the reverse of thepackaging is "SKU#815485" and the name "Mannix." Sold at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Express, Greenbacks, Only $1and Super Dollar Tree stores nationwide from September 2003 throughFebruary 2006 for $1.

Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this jewelry away fromchildren. Consumers should return the recalled jewelry to the storewhere purchased for a refund.Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar Tree StoresInc. at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday throughFriday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dollartree.comTo view this recall online, please visit our website at:
https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06118.html

 
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