The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission yesterday announced
a voluntary recall of about 66,200 Children’s Happy Charm Bracelets and about 2,200
Children’s Happy Football Rings because of high levels of cadmium, which can harm
bones and kidneys if ingested.
The recalled bracelet has colored beads on an elastic band and a
metal charm in the shape of a butterfly, moon, or sun. The ring has a metal football
charm attached. The jewelry, manufactured in China, was distributed free of
charge at doctor and dentist offices between June 2005 and March 2010 by SmileMakers
Inc., Spartanburg, S.C. The products are imported by Toy Network, Indianola,
Iowa, and Fun Express Oriental Trading Company, Omaha, Neb.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is advising consumers to
immediately discard the product.