March 23, 2006

Reebok Recalls Bracelets 

Name of Product: Reebok Heart-Shaped Charm Bracelets

Units: About 300,000

Importer: Reebok International Ltd., of Canton, Mass.

Hazard: The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead, posing a risk of lead poisoning and adverse health effects to young children.

Description: The recall involves an 8-inch long metal bracelet with a heart-shaped charm. The name “Reebok” is engraved on the one side of the charm. The charm bracelet was provided as a free gift with the purchase of various styles of children’s footwear.

Sold at: Major shoe stores nationwide from May 2004 through March 2006. The manufacturer’s retail price of the shoes ranged between $33 and $50.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the charm bracelets away from children and dispose of the entire bracelet.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Reebok at (800) 994-6260 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Reebok’s Web site at http://www.reebok.com/useng/news/default.htm