Children’s Toy Jewelry Sets Recalled by Playmates Toys; Charms Violate the Total Lead Standard
WASHINGTON, DC – 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:
|Item #||UPC #||Description|
|74634||0 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
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=954
Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the State Attorney General of California