BABY BRACELETS & PACIFIER CLIPS RECALLED FOR HIGH LEAD LEVELS

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Products were sold in resale and consignment shops nationwide

 

 

February 18, 2010 (Washington, D.C.) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Allreds Design (doing business as Hidden Hollow Beads), has just announced a voluntary recall of Allreds Design baby bracelets and pacifier clips. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.
To see photos of recalled products, go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10139.html

 

The recalled bracelets and pacifier clip clasps contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Allreds Design received one report of a 10-month-old child who was treated by a physician for elevated lead levels.

 

The bracelets are sold in sizes 0-6 months, 1-4 years, and 4-8 years of age. The baby bracelets and pacifier clips have crystal and plastic beads in various colors with a metal clasp.

 

Products were sold by resale stores and other consignment retailers nationwide from June 2008 through December 2008 for about $5. They were manufactured in the United States.

 

Consumers should immediately take these recalled bracelets and pacifier clips away from children and contact Allreds Design for instructions on how to receive a replacement bracelet or pacifier clip.

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Allreds Design’s toll-free recall hotline at (866) 695-3551 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Questions may also be made to the CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772.

Hidden Hollow Beads was alerted to this hazard by Jefferson County's Health Department in Missouri.

 

 

Comments

Drastic penalties

Weren't these products inspected before being sold on the market? This is awful.We're talking about children, they are helpless. Couple of months back I read about some kid furniture being recalled. There should be some more drastic penalties for those in charge with the inspection and releasing of these products.