The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a voluntary recall of “Children’s Mood Necklaces and Diva Necklaces.” Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed, CPSC said in a statement.
The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead, CPSC said. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. CPSC said that there are 51,600 units in the market.
The recalled Mood Necklaces are multi-colored pendants shaped as hearts, moons, shamrocks, spiders, butterflies, and lizards that hang from a black chord. The packaging is a black cardboard wrapped in plastic with “Mood Necklace” printed on the front and “Item # JW41001” and “UPC number 898846410011” printed on a sticker on the back. The recalled Diva Necklaces consist of pendants shaped as the words “ANGEL” or “Diva” that hang from a black chord. The packaging is pink cardboard with “Hand Painted” and “Diva Necklace” printed on the front, and “Item # 21800020” and “UPC number 898846200186” printed on the back.
The necklaces were sold by children’s, dollar, and discount stores nationwide from September 2004 through November 2006 for about $1. They were manufactured in China and imported by Really Useful Products Inc., Darien, Ill.
CPSC said consumers should immediately take this jewelry away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund, or contact Really Useful Products for information on how to receive a full refund.
For additional information, contact Really Useful Products toll-free at (888) 484-3444 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ruproducts.com.