Lead Exposure Hazard: CPSC, Wilton Industries Recalls Children’s Tiaras

06/25/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Woodridge, IL—Wilton Industries Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily recalled approximately 7,300 children’s tiaras. The CPSC announced the product safety recall on Thursday, June 24, 2010, after it was discovered that the tiaras contain excessive levels of lead.

While no injuries or adverse incidents have been reported in connection with the recalled youth tiaras, high levels of lead leave children who use them susceptible to an array of harmful health effects.

According to the CPSC, “This recall involves the Wilton® Youth Tiara with a SKU number of 120-228. The SKU number is located on the back of the package in the lower right corner. The tiara is silver-colored with clear crystals.”

The defective children’s tiaras were sold at Party City, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Ben Franklin Stores, Amazon.com, amongst other nationwide retailers. The product was manufactured in China and was made available for purchase from June 2009 through April 2010 for about $13.

Consumers have been urged to seize the potentially hazardous tiaras from children and contact the importer to receive a full reimbursement.

Wilton Industries can be reached at (800) 593-7866 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT or Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Consumers may also contact the company online at www.wilton.com.

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