Childrens Jewelry Craft Kits Recalled by Action Products International Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of product: Abalone and Venetian Carnevale Necklace Craft Kits
Units: About 2,900 in the United States and 36 in Canada
Importer: Action Products International Inc., of Ocala, Fla.
Hazard: The lobster clasps in both craft kits contain high levels of lead. The Abalone Necklaces pendant also contains high levels of lead. Lead can be toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes the childrens jewelry craft kits Abalone Necklace (item #67117) and Venetian Carnevale Necklace (item #67118). Both kits contain components to assemble necklaces including charms, beads, wire and clasps. The kits name, model number, and Curiosity Kits are printed on the products packaging.
Sold at: Various retailers in the U.S. and Canada from June 2007 through April 2009 for about $6.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled childrens craft necklaces away from children and contact Action Products International to arrange for the necklaces return and to receive a free replacement. Shipping will be free for consumer returns.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Action Products International at (800) 772-2846 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firms Web site at www.APII.com
Note: Health Canadas press release can be seen at http://184.108.40.206/PR/recall-retrait-e.jsp?re_id=737
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