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Thursday, July 3, 2008

“It’s a Girl Thing” Bracelets, Necklaces, and Phone Charms Recalled By Bead Bazaar USA Inc.




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2008
Release #08-324

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 838-1769
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children’s Jewelry Recalled by Bead Bazaar USA 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: “It’s a Girl Thing” Bracelets, Necklaces, and Phone Charms

Units: About 13,000

Distributor: Bead Bazaar USA Inc., of Rockville, Md.

Hazard: The children’s jewelry could contain 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 “It’s a Girl Thing” metal necklaces, bracelets, and phone charms. The jewelry features a variety of charms including flowers, shoes, letters and butterflies. “It’s a Girl Thing” is printed on the packaging along with the UPC numbers 633870018419 (bracelet), 633870018426 (necklace), and 633870018433 (phone charm).

Sold at: Retailers nationwide from February 2006 through June 2008 for about $6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bead Bazaar USA at (800) 838-1769 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s Web site at www.beadkit.com

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