The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that Things Remembered Inc. of Highland Heights, Ohio, has voluntarily recalled children’s jewelry due to violation of the lead standard for such products.
The CPSC said about 6,700 silver bracelets and 3,300 charm necklaces sold in the U.S. are involved in the recall. Another 300 bracelets and 100 necklaces were sold in Canada, and the recall is being conducted in conjunction with Canadian authorities.
CPSC said the clear surface coating on the bracelets and necklaces contain lead in excess of the allowable limit. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
Specifically, the recall includes a six-inch, silver-plated bracelet with 10 silver hearts and circle links, a lobster claw clasp and one silver heart-shaped charm; and a gold-plated necklace with a 13-inch box chain with a two-inch extender, a lobster claw closure and three charms – a pink ice cream cone, a pink crystal cupcake and a gold-plated tag with “sweet” engraved.
The merchandise was sold exclusively at Things Remembered stores nationwide and online at thingsremembered.com from February 2015 through June for about $25. The company has about 600 stores across the country.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and contact Things Remembered for a full refund, including shipping charges, or a replacement gift of equal value at the toll-free number 866-902-4438, or email email@example.com, or go on online to thingremembered.com and click on “Product Recalls” under “Company Information” for more information.
The CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the commission.