Some children’s toy jewelry sets, children’s bracelets that came with greeting cards recalled

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Children’s toy jewelry sets voluntarily recalled

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Playmates Toys said Tuesday that they are voluntarily recalling approximately 252,000 children’s toy jewelry sets due to lead levels that surpass federal law requirements.

The Tiny Tink and Friends jewelry sets contain a cylindrical metal connector on a charm can contain total lead levels above the maximum 300 parts per million. Charms with plastic tabs are not included in the recall.

There have been no injuries reported.

The Chinese-made jewelry sets were sold for between $6 and $8 at stores nationwide from November 2008 through November 2009.

Consumers are advised to get rid of the charm and cord and contact Playmates for a charm accessory replacement.

The safety commission also said that it was voluntarily recalling about 174,000 Papyrus brand children’s greeting cards with wooden bead bracelets because the bracelets’ surface paint coating contain lead levels that don’t meet federal standards.

The recall, made in conjunction with Schurman Fine Papers, involves cards with the saying “Happy Birthday to You” on the front and an attached bracelet.

No injuries have been reported.

The cards, which sold for about $7 at card stores and other retailers, were available from February 2004 through September 2009.

Consumers are instructed to immediately stop using the bracelet and contact Schurman to find out how to receive a refund.

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