April 27, 2006

Children’s Necklaces Recalled 

Name of Product: Children’s Necklaces

Units: About 55,000

Importer: Selected Trading Corp., of Miami, Fla.

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

Description: The recalled choker-style necklaces are silver-colored hearts, crosses and clovers that hang from a blue, maroon or black velvety cord. The jewelry’s packaging is white cardboard with “In Style” printed on the front, and UPC number 041838140766 on the back.

Sold at: Dollar General Stores from January 2003 through December 2005 for about $1.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately return the recalled jewelry to the nearest Dollar General Store for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar General at (800) 336-6292, visit the firm’s Web site at www.selected-trading.com or e-mail the firm at mrubin@selected-trading.com