The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Cardinal Distributing Co., today announced a voluntary recall of about 900,000 Children’s Charm Bracelets and “Sportswear” Necklaces because the paint on this jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
The recalled necklaces have sports-themed pendants including blue or green basketballs, yellow stars, “01,” and “Perfect 10.” The pendants hang from a black cord. The bracelets include green or pink painted heart-shaped charms and silver-colored charms shaped as suns, moons, stars, padlocks, keys, rattles, and fishbones.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklaces and charm bracelets away from children and discard them.
For additional information, contact Cardinal Distributing Co. Inc. at (800) 368-2062 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.vendingdepot.com