The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.
Two companies are recalling necklaces because they contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Product: Powerpuff Girls necklaces
Importer: Rhode Island Novelty, of Cumberland, R.I.
Description: The recalled necklaces are multicolored 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.
Sold at: Carnivals, amusement parks, family entertainment centers,small discount stores nationwide and at www.rinovelty.comfrom March 2003 through November 2006 for about $1.
Remedy: Take this jewelry away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a replacement, or contact Rhode Island Novelty for information on how to receive a replacement.
Contact: Call 800-528-5599 or visit www.rinovelty.com.