From: Robina Suwol
Date: 04 Mar 2004
Remote Name: 188.8.131.52
For Immediate Release Firm's Hotline: (800) 967-3048
March 2, 2004 CPSC
Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Release # 04-090 CPSC
Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Brand Imports, LLC Announce Recall of Children's Rings
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Children's Rings
Units: 1 million
Importer: Brand Imports LLC, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Hazard: The rings contain high levels of lead, posing a risk of lead poisoning to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The metal rings are silver in color with shapes including hearts and stars, with slashes of colored paint.
Sold at: Vending machines in malls, discount department and grocery stores nationwide from December 2002 through August 2003 for about 25 cents.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should throw the ring away or contact the company for more information.
Consumer Contact: Brand Imports LLC at (800) 967-3048 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
To see a picture of the recalled product please go to CPSC's web site at:: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04090.html