More Chinese-Made Kids Jewelry Recalls

A total of 24,350 units of Chinese-made children’s jewelry are being recalled because of concerns regarding their lead content, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

In announcing the recalls Wednesday, the federal agency said the children’s jewelry contained excessive amounts of lead and must be removed from store shelves. CPSC noted that there have been no reported incidents or injuries from the jewelry.

The jewelry in question include:

•Children’s Spinning-Wheel Metal Necklaces distributed by Rhode Island Novelty of Cumberland, R.I., 850 units. This recall involves 30-inch-long link necklaces with a spinning wheel pendant. The wheel pendant, designed to resemble car’s spinning tire rim, has rhinestones attached to the front, a silver base and measures 2 ¾-inches in diameter. The item has a clear plastic hang tag with a UPC code of 0 97138 68502 5. The jewelry was sold at family entertainment centers, redemption centers, and small discount stores nationwide, and at www.rinovelty.com from November 2006 through May 2007 for about $2.

•TOBY & ME Jewelry Sets imported by TOBY N.Y.C. of New York, 23,500 units. This recall involves jewelry sets sold in different styles: a pink and clear crystal bead necklace and bracelet set with a painted metallic crown pendant; a pink and white pearl necklace and bracelet set with a painted metallic poodle pendant; and a pink pearl necklace, earrings and ring set. This recall is expanded to include two additional styles: a pink crystal and wood bead necklace and bracelet set with a monkey pendant; and a pink and clear crystal bead necklace and bracelet set with a heart pendant. All sets are sold in a pink gift box with “TOBY & ME” printed on the front and “TOBY & ME” hangtags attached to the packaging. The jewelry was sold at T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, A.J. Wright, Cracker Barrel, and Shopko stores nationwide from August 2006 through August 2007. The price ranged from $8 to $15.

For more information on the recalled products, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html