Lead Violation Causes Children’s Jewelry Kit Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and EKSuccess
Brands announced on June 7 a recall of nearly 75,000 units of a children’s
jewelry-making kit that contained excessive levels of lead.

The surface coating on some of the beads in the American
Girl Crafts Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets kit contained excessive levels
of lead, the CPSC reported.

The kits were sold at Michaels Stores and other retailers
nationwide from September 2009 through June 2011 for $8.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.