Products recalled due to risk of lead exposure

The following products are being recalled because they may contain high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Units: About 500,000

Distributor: Parragon Inc., New York

Importer: Parragon Books Ltd., United Kingdom

Description: The necklaces have a silver-colored chain and charm consisting of ballet shoes and a bow. The necklace came with the purchase of a children’s book titled, The Magical Ballet Slippers or Ballerina’s Magical Shoes. UPC 9781405411448 is printed on the back of the book.

Sold at: Retail chains and independent bookstores nationwide from January 2003 through June 2008 for about $7.

Remedy: Contact Parragon for instructions on how to return the necklace and receive a free children’s book.

Contact: Call 888-480-2854 or visit