Tween Brands Recalls Children's Metal Jewelry Due to High Levels of Cadmium
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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Metal Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings
Units: About 137,000
Importer/Distributor: Tween Brands Inc., of New Albany, Ohio
Hazard: The children's metal jewelry contains high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: 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.
- Justice Butterfly Earrings Style #5837
- Justice Cupcake Earrings (Dark Pink) Style #5814
- Justice Cupcake Earrings (Brown) Style #5467
- Justice Cupcake Earrings (White) Style #5469
- Justice Cupcake Earrings (Light Pink) Style #5758
- Justice Cupcake Earrings (Light Blue) Style #5759
- Justice BFF Bracelet Style #3609
- Justice BFF Bracelet Style #5778
- Justice BFF Bracelet Style #5782
- Justice Heart Lock Necklace Style #6905
- Justice Cupcake Necklace (Royal Blue) Style #6936
- Justice Cupcake Necklace (White) Style #6929
- Justice Cupcake Necklace (Dark Pink) Style #6937
- Justice Cupcake Necklace (Light Blue) Style #6928
- Justice Cupcake Necklace (Light Pink) Style #6927
- Justice BFF Necklace Style #6904
- Justice Heart Necklace Style #6907
- Justice Crown Necklace Style #6908
- Justice Peace Sign Necklace Style #6912
Sold at: Justice and Limited Too stores and online at www.shopjustice.com from November 2008 through February 2010 for between $7 and $16.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to any Justice or Limited Too store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tween Brands at (800) 934-4497 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.shopjustice.com
To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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