07/13/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
New Albany, OH—Tween Brands Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), recalled children’s metal necklaces, bracelets and earrings due to health hazards associated with excessive levels of cadmium. The CPSC announced the product safety recall, which affects approximately 137,000 units, on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
While no injuries or adverse incidents have been reported in connection with the defective children’s jewelry, they contain dangerous levels of cadmium. If a child accidentally ingests the product, they run the risk of suffering adverse health effects.
Cadmium ranked seventh on the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR)’s 2007 CERCLA Priority List of Hazardous Substances.
The children’s metal necklaces, bracelets and earrings were made available for purchase at Justice and Limited Too stores, as well as online at www.shopjustice.com, between November 2008 and February 2010. Prices ranged from $7 to $16.
According to the CPSC, “This recall involves 19 different styles of children’s metal necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Styles and shapes of the jewelry include hearts, heart locks, butterflies, cupcakes, peace signs and crowns. Some jewelry contains the words “Best,” “Friends” or “Forever” and/or “BFF.” Only style numbers listed below are included in this recall. The style number is included on the jewelry’s packaging.”
Consumers have been urged to seize all affected jewelry from children and return it to any Justice or Limited Too store for a full reimbursement.
For more information concerning the recall, consumers may also feel free to contact Tween Brands at (800) 934-4497 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or on the company’s Web site at www.shopjustice.com.
To view the full list of products affected by the recall, along with style numbers and photos, click here.
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