Lead Risk: CPSC recalls children’s coin purses and jewelry

07/02/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

Hayward, CA—Daiso California LLC and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced a voluntary recall of children’s coin purse and jewelry over the risk of lead exposure. The CPSC announced the recall on July 1, 2010.

The recall was put into action after finding the surface paint on the zippers of the coin purses and the clasps on the jewelry have high levels of lead. If young children ingest the lead, the toxicity of the lead can cause adverse health effects. At this time no injuries have been reported in connection with the product.

About 190 coin purses and jewelry are currently being recalled.

CPSC said, “This recall involves children’s coin purses with rainbow stripes and children’s earrings and necklaces that have blue, pink, red, white and yellow colored droplets. ‘The Coin Purse’ and ‘Mobile Case Coin Purse’ are printed on the tag attached to the purse. ‘Colorful Drop Accessory Bracelet’ is printed on the front of the necklace packages and ‘Colorful Drop Accessory Pierce’ is printed on the front of the earring packages. The tag and packaging have ‘Produced for Daiso Japan’ on either the front or back.

The coin purses and jewelry were sold at Daiso stores in California and Washington from May 2009 through December 2009. The products sold for about $15.

Consumers need to immediately take the recalled products from children and contact Daiso to receive a full refund.

For more information concerning the recall, consumers can contact Daiso toll-free at (888) 508-8841 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit Daiso’s website at www.daisorecall.com.

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