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RECALL: Children’s Necklaces Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

Children’s mood necklaces and diva necklaces are being recalled by Really Useful Products Inc. The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

The recalled Mood Necklaces are multi-colored pendants shaped as hearts, moons, shamrocks, spiders, butterflies and lizards that hang from a black chord. The packaging is a black cardboard wrapped in plastic with “Mood Necklace” printed on the front and “Item # JW41001″ and “UPC number 898846410011” printed on a sticker on the back.

The recalled Diva Necklaces consist of pendants shaped as the words “ANGEL” or “Diva” that hang from a black chord. The packaging is pink cardboard with “Hand Painted” and “Diva Necklace” printed on the front, and “Item # 21800020” and “UPC number 898846200186” printed on the back.

The necklaces were sold by children’s, dollar, and discount stores nationwide from September 2004 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 full refund or contact Really Useful Products for information on how to receive a full refund.

For additional information, contact Really Useful Products toll-free at (888) 484-3444 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Parents: This is why it isn’t always in the best decision to buy your children’s toys at the dollar store. They are manufactured in third world countries for pennies with very poor materials. The price sometimes attracts us during times when we are on a budget. It is better to have nothing than something that will harm your children. Lead is cheap and harm full. The lasting results are irreversible.

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Lisa Arneill

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