Children's toy jewelry sets recalled due to lead

February 3, 2010 3:42:55 AM PST
There is an important consumer alert to tell you about this morning. There is a recall of more than a quarter of a million Tinker Bell toys.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Tiny Tink and Friends Children's Toy Jewelry Sets

Units:About 252,000
Importer: Playmates Toys, of Costa Mesa, Calif.
Hazard: A cylindrical metal connector on a charm can contain levels of total lead in excess of 300 ppm, which is prohibited under federal law.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves charms sold with the Tiny Tink and Friends toy jewelry sets. The charm is attached to a cord using a metal ring and cylinder and included with the sets as a separate accessory that children can attach to the toy necklace, bracelet or key chain.

The toy jewelry sets containing the charm accessory were sold in a variety of styles:

  • 74634, 43377 74634 8, Tinker Bell's Lil' Tinker Bracelet
  • 74641, 0 43377 74641 6, Tinker Bell's Lil' Tinker Bracelet
  • 74631, 0 43377 74631 7, Rosetta's Rosebud Key Chain
  • 74632, 0 43377 74632 4, Silvermist's Water Lily Necklace
  • Charms that have plastic tabs instead of metal rings and cylinders are not included in this recall.

    Sold at: Retailers nationwide from November 2008 through November 2009 for between $6 and $8.
    Manufactured in: China
    Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the charm and cord away from children, discard the items, and contact Playmates Toys for a replacement charm accessory.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Playmates toys at (888) 810-1133 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.playmatestoys.com

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