Tiny Tink and Friends children’s toy jewelry sets recalled—Lead hazard

Legal news for product liability attorneys. The CPSC recalled jewelry sets due to excessive lead levels.

CPSC alerts product liability lawyers- Playmate Toys’ toy jewelry sets were recalled.

Santa Ana, CA—Tiny Tink and Friends Children’s Toy Jewelry Sets were voluntarily recalled on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov/ and Playmate Toys of Costa Mesa, Calif. The recall was announced after discovering a charm contains excessive amount of lead, as reported by the CPSC.

Playmate Toys recalled about 252,000 Tiny Tink and Friends Children’s Toy Jewelry Sets, after finding that the cylindrical metal connector on a charm can contain levels higher than 300 ppm of lead, which is banned by federal law. The recall reportedly involves the charms sold with the Tiny Tink and Friends toy jewelry sets. The charms are attached to a cord with a metal ring and cylinder that is included with the jewelry sets as a separate accessory, which children can attach to a toy necklace, bracelet, or key chain. The jewelry sets were sold in numerous styles identified as:

• Item # 74634- UPC# 0 43377 74634 8: Tinker Bell’s Lil’ Tinker Bracelet.
• Item # 74641- UPC# 0 43377 74641 6: Tinker Bell’s Lil’ Tinker Bracelet.
• Item # 74631- UPC# 0 43377 74631 7: Rosetta’s Rosebud Key Chain.
• Item # 74632- UPC# 0 43377 74632 4: Silvermist’s Water Lily Necklace.

The charms with plastic tabs are not included in the recall. The jewelry sets were sold nationwide from November 2008 through November 2009 for between $6 and $8. Consumers are advised to remove the charm and cord from children, and throw away the items. Consumers can then contact Playmates Toys for a replacement charm accessory. For additional information, you can contact Playmates toys at (888) 810-1133 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at www.playmatestoys.com.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.