About 48,000 “Powerpuff” girls necklaces are being recalled because of a lead exposure hazard.
The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
The recalled necklaces are multi-colored metal pendants that hang from a black cord. The pendants are in the shape of the head of one of three “Powerpuff Girls” cartoon characters. The packaging consists of purple cardboard with the three Powerpuff Girls cartoon characters and the words “CARTOON NETWORK” and “THE POWERPUFF GIRLS” printed on both sides.
The necklaces were sold at carnivals, amusement parks, family entertainment centers, small discount stores nationwide and at www.rinovelty.com, from March 2003 through November 2006 for about $1.
Consumers should immediately take this jewelry away from children. Consumers should return the recalled jewelry to the store where purchased for a replacement or contact Rhode Island Novelty for information on how to receive a replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rhode Island Novelty at 1-800-528-5599 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.rinovelty.com.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
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